Sleeve of Mail
Depicted is a sleeve of chain mail from Germany during the 16th century. Chain mail was made of circular links of metal connected to one another to create a strong, mesh, metal fabric. Chain mail was used throughout Europe as body armor. From around the mid-15th century and after, chain mail was used with full plate armor to fill the gaps in between plates. Chain mail was also used in Asia and by Spanish colonizers.
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[Sleeve of Mail]. 16th century. Steel. Accession No. 21.183.36. Metropolitan Museum of Art: Arms and Armor. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/34857?searchField=All&am... (Accessed January 4, 2018).