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A Safavid or Zand gold-overlaid steel helmet, Persia, 17th/18th century
Estimate
10,00015,000
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246
A Safavid or Zand gold-overlaid steel helmet, Persia, 17th/18th century
Estimate
10,00015,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A Safavid or Zand gold-overlaid steel helmet, Persia, 17th/18th century
the steel helmet of tall domed form with movable nasal guard flanked by two plume holders, gold-overlaid calligraphic band with stylised borders along rim, the spike finial on chased foliate mount, camail of chain mail
54cm. height.
17cm. diam. 
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Catalogue Note

inscriptions

Qur’an, chapter XLVIII (al-Fath), verses 1-4.

In small cartouches, invocations to God:
‘O sufficient of necessities! O Raiser of dignities! O the responder to prayers!’

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