lot 45

‡ A PERSIAN HELMET (KULAH-KHUD), QAJAR, LATE 19TH CENTURY with etched hemispherical skull decorated with cartouches, calligraphy and foliage, fitted at its apex with a sharply tapering spike on a moulded base, at the front with a pair of tubular plume-holders with a staple between, the latter retaining a sliding nasal bar secured by a thumb-screw, and mail neck defence of butted iron rings (small losses) 32.5 cm; 12 ¾ in high Provenance Sotheby's, 29th July 1980, lot 260