Persian char-aina cuirass, (chahar-aina, chahar a’ineh), detail view, 18th c, literally the four mirrors, worn over a zirah (shirt of mail) in Persia, India, Central Asia. Rectangular or round plates, breast and back plates are larger than those worn at the sides which had recesses for the arms. During the 16th c, char-aina were introduced in Persia, steel, copper, textile (velvet), H. 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm); L. 35 1/2 in. (90.2 cm), Met Museum.