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A Qajar steel helmet and matching shield and bazuband, Persia, mid-19th century

 
the helmet, shield and bazuband densely decorated with hunting scenes, the helmet with a band of inscriptive cartouches around the rim, and around the rim and central cartouche of the shield
Quantity: 3
helmet: 65cm. height
shield: 46.5cm. diam.
bazuband: 34.5cm.
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Provenance

Sotheby’s London, 13 April 1988, lot 202.

Catalogue Note

inscriptions

Helmet: Persian verses (undeciphered)
Shield: around the rim: Persian verses (undeciphered)
In the centre: A version of (with spelling errors): ‘During the time of Shah Sultan Husayn Safavi’ 

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