St. Petersburg: Herm, 2015. A splendidly produced summary catalogue of the extensive collections of the Hermitage of arms and armor from Turkey, the Near East, Central Asia, and the Far East. The full-page illustrations and many details show that swords, daggers, helmets, shields, and the many other forms of fighting and defensive works can be impressive works of art. The metalwork, enameling, and jewels make the armor's craft akin to that of the most accomplished artist-craftsmen. 228 p., 28 cm, approx. 200 color illus., Rus. or ENGLISH. Item #1268
ISBN (English Edition):9785935726232.