A fine Safavid gold damascened steel Helmet
Persia, 17th Century
of domed form surmounted by a ridged spike finial, the nose guard with a single palmette finial, the rim decorated with a band of inscription-filled cartouches, above the rim a band of vertical panels with cusped arched friezes bearing floral sprays, two slanting inscription-filled cartouches behind the plume holders, two vertical lines bearing intertwining floral vines, and two small cusped friezes with inscription on the back of the helmet, mail neck guard attached to rim
20.8 cm. diam.