Ottoman mail and plate armor for horse and soldier, this type of armor became the standard equipment for the heavy cavalry under the Timurids (1370-1506), the Mongol successor empire which ruled from Samarkand, and under the Ottoman Turks. These cavalry, armed with bow, sword and sometimes lance, were the main component of all medieval Islamic armies. Royal Armouries in Leeds, England
Ottoman Chichak type helmet with krug (chest armor) worn over a zirah (mail shirt), 16th c, gold-plated iron, embossed with decorative etchings of arabesques and Arabic inscriptions (prayers to Allah and verses from the Qur’an). Parts of the armour are attributed to a Mamluk prince because of its similarity to the helmet of Khairbak, the governor of Aleppo, who rendered Syria in 1517 to Selim I Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.