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    Antique Indo-Persian Kulah Khud Helmet and Ornate Dhal Shield Matching Set.

    Comprising: 1) Bowl-shaped metal helmet with movable nasal and mail neck guard. This example has three plume holders as opposed to some examples which have a top spike and two plume holders. The bowl is intricately engraved and inlaid with gold and silver accents. The mail hangs on the back in three long points. 2) Slightly convex metal shield, 14-inches in diameter and ornately etched with floral designs over the entire front with additional gilt accents. Four domed metal decorative bosses are mounted around the center, the backs of which have mounting rings to support handles. The handles are not present on this example. A great matching example of helmet and shield.

    Condition: 1) Helmet; Very good to fine considering its age. A few significant patches of pitting to the right of the helmet, with one more pronounced. Some red rust on the reverse side, otherwise a great decorative piece. Only minimal loss to mail. 2) Shield; Fine to Excellent for its age. Exhibits a nice patina and the gold accents are almost entirely complete. Some red rust on the reverse side, also, some light pitting and mars present overall. Both examples appear to have been cleaned at some point to show quality of workmanship and design.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2019
    9th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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