Quajar Silver and Gold-Overlaid Steel Helmet (Dahl) and Matching Shield (Khula Khud)

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Quajar Silver and Gold-Overlaid Steel Helmet (Dahl) and Matching Shield (Khula Khud)
Item 1125
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.


helmet: 13" diameter; shield: 18¼" diameter


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