Kulah Khud (helmet)

India, 18th / 19th century

53cm high 

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Kulah Khud (helmet)

The steel helmet is depicted with a wide band of floral decoration in gold overlay. On the top of the helmet are three plume holders and a sliding nose guard to the front. The chainmail is decorated with riveted links with painted gold overlay creating a zigzag pattern. Similar Indian kulah khuds can be found in The Wallace Collection, London, The National Museum, New Delhi, and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, see Accession Number 3421:1to:4/(IS) (Helmet, Lahore, early 19th century).

Kulah Khud (helmet)


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