A Rare Indian Helmet
Lot 103*
A Rare Indian Helmet
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 11,407) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Rare Indian Helmet
Deccani, 17th Century
Of iron, with domed skull of numerous plates riveted together, the exterior reinforced by four straps each tapering up to the domed top mount, the latter with a border of pierced trefoils and surmounted by a faceted bud-shaped finial, the rim encircled by a broad mount en suite and reinforced by a moulded band above a row of small holes for a camail (missing), two tubular plume-holders, and adjustable nasal with characteristic finials acting against a spring and retained by a ring-catch on a riveted mount, and retaining traces of gold-damascened foliage (some wear and rust patination overall)
19.5 cm. high

Footnotes

  • For related helmets see Bashir Mohamed, The Arts of the Muslim Knight, The Furusiyya Art Foundation, 2007, p. 327, fig. 314, p. 329, fig. 316 and p. 331, fig. 318
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