This is the final photo essay of the Wallace Collection, a truly breath-taking place for beautiful art, paintings, furniture and armour.
Looks like a Michelin Man, eh?
Two suits of chain mail. Its when I saw this up close and personal that I realised how difficult and expensive these would be to make. How extraordinary, no wonder only 2 would be made by a master armourer per year..smaller the rings, the better it is, more flexible it is and stronger..fascinating. Each ring would be made individually and then woven into its neighbours..
A suit of armour made for a Rajput warrior dating back to the 18th century.
The sword and shield of Ranjit Singh…And its mouldering here…
More Indian and Mughal daggers…lovely stuff
These were some of the photographs I sneaked in at the exhibition, I wasnt supposed to take pics, but there you go
I strongly recommend going and seeing this museum, beautiful indeed. Small museum, you can spend a nice day pottering around there and its free, brilliant.