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Ottoman / Mamluk krug (chest armor), 15th to 16th century, steel plates connected by riveted mail, as worn by fully armored cavalryman (sipahi) in conjunction with migfer (helmet), dizcek (cuisse or knee and thigh armor), zirah (mail shirt), kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), and kolçak (greaves or shin armor). Les Invalides.

Ottoman / Mamluk krug (chest armor), 15th to 16th century, steel plates connected by riveted mail, as worn by fully armored cavalryman (sipahi) in conjunction with migfer (helmet), dizcek (cuisse or knee and thigh armor), zirah (mail shirt), kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), and kolçak (greaves or shin armor). Les Invalides.

Ottoman chichak type helmet, 16th century, steel, gold, silver Dimensions: H. 10 3/4 in. (27.8 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 11 oz. (2580 g), Met Museum, forged from watered steel and decorated in gold with arabesques and Koranic inscriptions.

Ottoman chichak type helmet, 16th century, steel, gold, silver Dimensions: H. 10 3/4 in. (27.8 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 11 oz. (2580 g), Met Museum, forged from watered steel and decorated in gold with arabesques and Koranic inscriptions.

Armour of the Ottoman Empire. 16th to 17th century krug (chest armor) as worn by fully armored cavalryman in conjunction with migfer (helmet), dizcek (cuisse or knee and thigh armor), zirah (mail shirt),  kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), and kolçak (greaves or shin armor).

Armour of the Ottoman Empire. 16th to 17th century krug (chest armor) as worn by fully armored cavalryman in conjunction with migfer (helmet), dizcek (cuisse or knee and thigh armor), zirah (mail shirt), kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), and kolçak (greaves or shin armor).

Part profile view - Practice Chichak helmet - 16th C. Mamluk/Ottoman. Created by Edward Shayhutdinov, Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia.

Part profile view - Practice Chichak helmet - 16th C. Mamluk/Ottoman. Created by Edward Shayhutdinov, Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia.

Chichak, a type of helmet (migfer)  with Saint-Irene Arsenal mark, originally worn in the 15th-16th century by cavalry of the Ottoman Empire, consisting of a rounded bowl with ear flaps, a peak with a sliding nose guard passing through the peak, and an extension in the back to protect the neck. Other countries versions of the chichak including Mughal India, in Europe the zischagge helmet was a Germanisation of the original Turkish name. Museum of Islamic Art, Doha Port,  Doha Qatar.

Chichak, a type of helmet (migfer) with Saint-Irene Arsenal mark, originally worn in the 15th-16th century by cavalry of the Ottoman Empire, consisting of a rounded bowl with ear flaps, a peak with a sliding nose guard passing through the peak, and an extension in the back to protect the neck. Other countries versions of the chichak including Mughal India, in Europe the zischagge helmet was a Germanisation of the original Turkish name. Museum of Islamic Art, Doha Port, Doha Qatar.

Ottoman Empire calligraphic ornament on mail and plate kolçak aka greaves or shin armor worn by fully armored cavalrymen or sipahi. Museums often confuse kolçak (greaves) for kolluk/bazu band or arm guards.

Ottoman Empire calligraphic ornament on mail and plate kolçak aka greaves or shin armor worn by fully armored cavalrymen or sipahi. Museums often confuse kolçak (greaves) for kolluk/bazu band or arm guards.

Ottoman mail and plate kolçak (greaves / shin armor) worn by fully armored cavalryman (sipahi) in conjunction with migfer (helmet), dizcek (cuisse or knee and thigh armor), zirah (mail shirt), kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), and krug (chest armor). Museums often confuse kolçak (greaves) for kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), even in Turkish museums they are labeled as arm guards and mounted on the arms of display mannequins rather than on the lower leg.15th c, Persia, Met…

Ottoman mail and plate kolçak (greaves / shin armor) worn by fully armored cavalryman (sipahi) in conjunction with migfer (helmet), dizcek (cuisse or knee and thigh armor), zirah (mail shirt), kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), and krug (chest armor). Museums often confuse kolçak (greaves) for kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), even in Turkish museums they are labeled as arm guards and mounted on the arms of display mannequins rather than on the lower leg.15th c, Persia, Met…

Sufi Chishty - Ajmer - Dargah - Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty: Roksolana - Radosna Sułtanka Hurrem - Bóstwo Lechistanu

Sufi Chishty - Ajmer - Dargah - Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty: Roksolana - Radosna Sułtanka Hurrem - Bóstwo Lechistanu

Ottoman chichak type helmet, 16th century, steel, gold, silver Dimensions: H. 10 3/4 in. (27.8 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 11 oz. (2580 g), Met Museum, forged from watered steel and decorated in gold with arabesques and Koranic inscriptions.

Ottoman chichak type helmet, 16th century, steel, gold, silver Dimensions: H. 10 3/4 in. (27.8 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 11 oz. (2580 g), Met Museum, forged from watered steel and decorated in gold with arabesques and Koranic inscriptions.

Ottoman Kapikulu Soldier http://www.network54.com/Forum/248068/thread/1280803957/1289718888/ANTIQUE+OTTOMAN+SWORDS+AND+KNIVES

Ottoman Kapikulu Soldier http://www.network54.com/Forum/248068/thread/1280803957/1289718888/ANTIQUE+OTTOMAN+SWORDS+AND+KNIVES

Chichak, a type of helmet (migfer) originally worn in the 15th-16th century by cavalry of the Ottoman Empire, consisting of a rounded bowl with ear flaps, a peak with a sliding nose guard passing through the peak, and an extension in the back to protect the neck. Various other countries used their own versions of the chichak including Mughal India, in Europe the zischagge helmet was a Germanisation of the original Turkish name. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Chichak, a type of helmet (migfer) originally worn in the 15th-16th century by cavalry of the Ottoman Empire, consisting of a rounded bowl with ear flaps, a peak with a sliding nose guard passing through the peak, and an extension in the back to protect the neck. Various other countries used their own versions of the chichak including Mughal India, in Europe the zischagge helmet was a Germanisation of the original Turkish name. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.