ON HOLD Antique 17h - 19th century Islamic Indo Persian Helmet Kulah Khud

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ON HOLD Antique 17h -19th century. Islamic Indo-Persian nobleman helmet Kulah-Khud.

The hemispherical skull of the helmet is hammered from a single piece of thick solid steel with visible hammer marks on the inside but with a perfectly smooth exterior surface.

The top of the skull is surmounted with a long, stout spike.

A moveable nasal guard is affixed to the front, flanked by two plume holders.

The skull is finely etched with a hunting scene featuring numerous equestrian figures wearing Indo-Persian costumes and bearing various weapons, including Shamshir swords, spears, bows, and daggers, and hunting a wide variety of animals, including lions, tigers, leopards, deer, and ibex.

This hunting scene often occurred on Indo- Persian miniatures and carpets in the 17th-19th century.

The edge of the helmet is adorned with a broad band of four oval cartouches containing scripts in Arabic calligraphy.

Since the market is flooded with reproductions of Indo-Persian arms and armor, including helmets, which for inexperienced collectors look the same as authentic artifacts, we would like to inform our clients that this is a 100% authentic Indo-Persian antique helmet dated to the 17th - 19th century and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

REFERENCES: Three similar helmets are in the collection of the National Museum of New Delhi, described as Mughal Indian and dated to the 17th century, and are published in the book "Indian Armours in the National Museum Collection Catalogue" by G.N.Pant and K.K.Sharma, on page 46 Figure 16, and page 48, Figure19 and 20.

The buyer will be provided with a copy of the pages from the mentioned references, together with a certificate of authenticity.


Height from the top of the spike to the edge of the skull: 27cm (10.63 inches)

Diameter: 21.5 cm (8.46 inches)

CONDITION: In good condition for its age, it shows its age and use.

Item Details

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Militaria & Weapons
Helmets & Headgear
Antiques (approx100yrs)
17th - 19th century
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