Rare Moro Armor with Arabic inscription, Philippines - 8589
Up for sale this rare and beautiful Complete Moro Armor from the Philippines, early 20 C. The armor is constructed from copper plates plated with zinc (??) on the inner side all connected with brass rings. 20 inches wide, 28 inches tall. The front plates are decorated with white metal medallions. On one of the plates on the inner side there is an inscription in Arabic letters, a quote from the Quran. Very good condition. The buckles connecting the front breast plate are missing. One of the plate on the back was mounted with the wrong side (Zinc covered side) facing out. Few loose rings. An authentic original piece of great collectible value.