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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

Arm defence c.1853-5

Albumen print | 23.4 x 16.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2369585

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Photograph of a South Indian arm defence, known as a vambrace. The arm defence features detailed, patterned silverwork decoration.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

  • 23.4 x 16.6 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Armour