Episode 76: Rachel’s Top Ten

Dr. Rachel Parikh joins us again, this time to walk us through her attempt at a “Top Ten” favorite historical Arms and Armor objects.  Rachel is always a pleasure to chat with and she takes on a great tour and deep dive into some amazing stuff. Super fun episode we think you’ll enjoy and a great way to wrap up Season 4 of the show. Scroll down for some show notes about the objects discussed, along with accession numbers and links.

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Show Notes:

1. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1984.332 – Mughal Floral Dagger
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/24907

2. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1985.58a, b – Nilgai Jade Handled Dagger
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/453253

3. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011.236 – Zoomorphic Hilt Dagger
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/457730

4. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2014.190 – D-Guard Pierced Bichua
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/647416

5. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 36.25.1009 – Peacock Basket Guard Katar
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/24307

Bonus Pick: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 36.25.1008
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/31406

6. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 36.25.734 – Crutch Dagger
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/31714

Painting: Harvard Art Museum 1919.134
https://harvardartmuseums.org/collections/object/311106

Book: George Cameron Stone, Glossary of the Construction Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor https://www.amazon.com/dp/0486407268

7. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 36.25.1302a, b – Enameled Saber / Shamshir
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/31128

8. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 36.25.2153 – Square Barrel Matchlock
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/30594

Painting: Harvard Art Museum 2009.202.134
https://harvardartmuseums.org/collections/object/217558

9. Leeds Royal Armouries, XXVIM.40 A – Tusk Swords
https://collections.royalarmouries.org/object/rac-object-48443.html

Leeds Royal Armouries, XXVIA.102 – Elephant Armor
https://collections.royalarmouries.org/object/rac-object-1761.html

10. Royal Collection Trust, RCIN 38059, – Pangolin Scale Armor
https://www.rct.uk/collection/search#/3/collection/38059/coat-of-scale-armour

Royal Collection Trust, RCIN 38058, – Pangolin Scale Armor Helmet
https://www.rct.uk/collection/search#/18/collection/38058/helmet-top

Episode 75: NYCKS and Holiday Picks

We cover a lot of ground this episode, with both a recap of the NYCKS in Nashville show and some holiday picks.  We offer some comments and observations about the NYCKS show as well as some clips from the show floor.  Our holiday picks this year have a little different twist to them, so give it a listen if you need to pick out something for an acquaintence, friend or best buddy.

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