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Fine Arms, Armour, Ethnographic & Asian

Chinese Armour Cuirass, Yi Peoples Late 19th - Early 20th C.

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Start price: $1,000

Estimated price: $2,000 - $3,000

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Asia, Southwest China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand, Chinese Yi or Nuosu peoples traditionally known as Lolo from the late 19th-early 20th century. Constructed of multiple plates of lacquered cattle hide local to the region, the face with a large double dome shaped upper plate painted and interlocking to the lower plates with hide cord. The remainder affixed in the same fashion with an intricate series of 6 rows of numerous scales to the lower skirt interwoven with additional hide roping. The back upper plate in a geometric shape with pointed peak. Size 18" H x 15" W

Ex-Ethnographic Arms and Armour Collection

Condition: good, unrestored, and original condition with some loss to lacquer and hide