Persian Helmet and Shield (SOLD)

Qajar Period Persia

Circa 1840

A Kulah-Khud and Shield

The gold inlaid surface of this steel helmet and shield is finely chiselled with a floral design. The outer cartouches contain birds, animals and poems with some left blank to reveal watering

Overall length of helmet and aventail 61 cm (24 in)
Diameter of Shield 40 cm (16 in)

Literature: Arms and Armour from Iran by Khorasani pub. Legat 2006

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