Object Title

Helmet (zhou)

Helmet (zhou)

Date

1200-1299

Object Number

XXVIA.192

Provenance

Purchased 25 May 1990.

Physical Description

Comprising a hemispherical skull with a slight peak and a raised plume holder at the top. It is decorated in silver onlay with lamas and lions amongst scrolling foliage.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The circumference of the bowl is 690 mm and the height is 158 mm. Weight: The weight of the helmet is 1.05 kg

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places China

Bibliographic References

C. Peers, Medieval Chinese Armies 1260-1520, Osprey Men-at-Arms Series 251, London, 1993, p. 6.

Notes

The edge of the bowl has been clipped at regular intervals and there are several small patches on the inside bridging cracks in the edge.