An Indian helmet and shield
Lot 9002
An Indian helmet and shield
Sold for US$ 2,574 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An Indian helmet and shield
19th century
Comprising: 1) Domed iron shield with brass rim and four bosses, the central field etched and engraved with circular panels of seated personages on a field of scrolling florals and decorated with gold koftgari highlights and borders; this within a main border of inscribed panels and narrow meander borders, all with traces of silver koftgari decoration. 2) Helmet decorated en suite to shield and fitted with top spike and two plume sockets, the nasal missing, the lower edged pierced for a mail neck guard, also missing.
Condition: Metal with dark patina and showing some losses to gold and silver decoration.
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