lot 166

‡ A PERSIAN HELMET (KULAH KHUD), QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY with hemispherical skull embossed with a demonic mask on the front, etched over its surface with traditional foliage enriched with gold (losses), fitted at its apex with a horned demon head finial rising to a central spike, a pair of additional horns either side, and nasal bar enriched with gold koftgari (nasal retaining screw and mail neck-defence missing) 37.0 cm; 14 ½ in high