Antique, 17th – early 18th century Mughal India, Indo Persian Islamic Mail Coif Helmet (Kulah Zirah), formed of small hand forged, riveted, and butted, iron rings forming a hood covering the entire head and suspended from a circular iron disc. Finely decorated in gold and silver inlaid koftgari extending down the front and with a triangular flap over the face; the edges of the long coif adorned with three rows of brass rings.
APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS: Height from the top of the steel plate, to the end of the bottom link: 56.5 cm (22 1/4 in).
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age, except for minor losses of the iron rings.
REFERENCES: A very similar Mughal helmet from the collection of the National Museum of New Delhi,is published in the book, "Indian Armours in the National Museum Collection Catalogue" by G.N.Pant and K.K.Sharma. Page 38-39. No 1.
WEIGHT, approximately: 1.128 kg (2.48681 pounds).
The buyer will be provided with a copy of the pages from the mentioned reference.
Due to the fact that the market is flooded by reproductions of Indo Persian Arms and Armour, which for inexperienced collectors look the same as the authentic objects, we would like to inform our clients that this is a 100% authentic antique object, and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
The display head is not included.