Helmet

Date: dated A.H. 1223/A.D. 1808–9

Geography: Krym, Avtonomna Respublika

Culture: Crimean or South Russian

Medium: Steel, iron silver, copper alloy (niello), gold, leather

Dimensions: H. including mail 22 1/4 in. (56.5 cm); H. excluding mail 5 1/4 in. (15.9 cm); Diam. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 13.4 oz. (1740.7 g)

Classification: Helmets

Credit Line: Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935

Accession Number: 36.25.119

Description

The Arabic inscriptions include the names of the maker and the owner, the latter apparently a descendant of the ruling house of the Crimean Tartars.

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