Object Title

Helmet

Helmet

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

XXVIA.10 A

Provenance

Presented 1951.

Physical Description

Consists of a silvered copper conical helmet with a peak, brow-plate, plume-tube and ornamental ridges at the front, back and sides. The helmet is of pierced, engraved and gilded copper. There are also four gilt dragons with heads attached on coiled springs which fit in between the ridges which are pierced with a feather design. All other mounts are embossed with dragons. The neck and ear flaps are made of fabric. The helmet has a quilted silk lining with a chin-cord. 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.

Associations

Places China

Notes

VALUED AS A UNIT