The cuirass, from the royal armory of Hyderabad, bears the name of a later ruler, the nizam ‘Alī Khān (reigned 1762–1803), who led the state of Hyderabad through a period of economic growth during which it became the most important Muslim cultural center in India.

Inscription: ‘Sarkar Mir Nizam ‘Alikhan Bahadur 1192 [1778-1779]’

Photo credit : Studio Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen

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