Object Title

Helmet (zhou)

Helmet (zhou)

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

XXVIA.10 A

Provenance

Presented 1951.

Physical Description

A silvered copper, conical helmet with a peak, brow-plate, plume-tube and ornamental ridges of pierced, engraved and gilded metal at the front, back and sides; these ridges are decorated with a feather design. There are also four gilt dragons with heads attached on coiled springs which fit in between the ridges. All other mounts are embossed with dragons. The neck and ear flaps are made of quilted fabric with metal studs. The helmet plume consists of an artificial bullrush surmounting a tail of red-dyed hair set upon a slender crane with a mount of copper-gilt.The helmet has a quilted silk lining with a chin-cord.

Materials

Dimensions

HelmetHeight310 mm
HelmetHeight885 mm
HelmetWeight1.68 kg
PlumeWeight0.145 kg

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible

Associations

Places China/Asia

Notes

VALUED AS A UNIT