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Helmet: O.10A-1904

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Current Location: Gallery 31 (Armoury)




Helmet made of steel, with koftgari decoration. In the form of a low slightly ovoid hemisphere and fluted, with a plume tube (loose) on a petalled dome at the apex, two plume tubes at the front attached by original screws, and a nasal with a lotus bud finial at either end in a staple attached by modern brass screws. The nasal is secured in the up position by a rectangular loop which engages a hook at the lower terminal. Around the base is an aventail of butted iron mail, forming a fringe round the front and three shallow V-shaped dags at the sides and rear. The lining is quilted, and covered in crimson velvet.

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Accession number: O.10A-1904
Primary reference Number: 140055
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 14 December 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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