Tut Exhibit - King Tutankhamun Exhibit, Collection: Other Items - Leather Cuirass

The Tutankhamun Exhibit

Other Items

Leather Cuirass

Leather Cuirass

The only item of true body armor recovered from the tomb was a close-fitting leather cuirass, found in a crumpled up state in box 587 in the Annex. It is described by Carter as 'made up of scales of thick tinted leather worked onto a linen basis, or lining, in the form of a ...bodice without sleeves'.

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