Description & Technical information

The steel helmet is depicted with a band of floral decoration in gold overlay. The surface of the skull is decorated with carved flowers and foliage. On the top of the helmet are two plume holders. The noseguard appears absent from where it would usually rest to the front of the helmet. The chainmail is decorated with riveted links with painted gold overlay.
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).

Date:  18th / 19th century
Period:  18th century, 19th century, 1750-1850
Origin:  India
Medium: Steel, gold overlay
Dimensions: 45 cm (17³/₄ inches)
Categories: Arms & armour, Oriental and Asian Art