Quajar Silver and Gold-Overlaid Steel Helmet (Dahl) and Matching Shield (Khula Khud)
The helmet in the form of a peacock, incised with floral details, with inscription-filled cartouches around the rim, a sun-boss to the forehead; the shield with a central sun-formed boss with facial features, with inscriptions-filled cartouches around the rim.
Persia. Early 19th century.
Provenance: The Collection of Ambassador and Mrs. Alexander Weddell, Richmond, Virginia. Deaccessioned by The Virginia House Museum to benefit future preservation, acquisitions, and care of collections.