A Fine Qajar Gold Damascened Helmet (Kulah Khud)
Steel works of the Qajar period in Persia (1789 – 1925) are well known for the quality and high level of decoration. The tradition combines chiseling, engraving and gold and silver inlay decoration on steel.
This technique is very well demonstrated in this fine Qajar Helmet. 19c, Kulah Khud decorated with gold-damascened scrolling foliated tendrils on dense finally chiseled floral ground, and medallions of thick gold and silver inlay of floral design with a band of calligraphic cartouches. The thousands rings of the aventail are made of steel, with a decorative patterns of brass rings. A spear head shaped steel spike is mounted on the top of the helmet and two plume holders are attached on either side of the skull, used to mount colorful birds feathers. This helmet come with the original inner fabric cushion.
Diameter 7 1/2 inches. Helmet total height 23 inches (with the aventail). Very Good plus condition. A very complete and impressive helmet.
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