HALL 3. EUROPEAN AND ORIENTAL CEREMONIAL WEAPONS OF THE 15TH TO 19TH CENTURIES

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Hall 3. European and Oriental ceremonial weapons of the 15th to 19th  centuryThe collection of European weapons and armour presents leading armour production centers. Lamellar armours, cold steel and firearms acquaint us with the basic stages of arms' development in the West while the period of the late 15th to 19th century. The majority of Eastern gunmakers' creations are presented by artworks by masters of Persia and Turkey, large armour production centers of the East. Shields, daggers, sabres, helmets, chain armours are decorated with gold, silver and jewels.

Many weapons exhibited were brought to Russia in the 16th and 17th centuries as diplomatic gifts.