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A Qajar silver and gold-overlaid steel helmet (dahl) and matching shield (khula khud), Persia, 19th century
the helmet chiselled with floral details and incised details, silver and gold overlay, calligraphic cartouches, foliate nose guard flanked by two plume holders, chain mail neck guard with areas of gilding, on custom stand, shield with en-suite decoration, underside with four hooks for attaching
Quantity: 2
helmet: 69cm.
shield: 45.5cm.
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inscriptions

Persian verses, mostly un-decipherable

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