Object Title

Wicker helmet

Wicker helmet

Date

1401-1430

Object Number

XXVIA.278

Provenance

Purchased 21 May 1996.

Physical Description

Comprises a simple conical hat made from cane woven spirally from the crown to a straight brim. inside are two iron rings held by staples through the body of the hat, that have a chin-strap of leather attached.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The diameter at the base is 266 mm, the height being 200 mm Weight: The weight is 0.55 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Tibet

Notes

For a similar example in the National Museum, Paro, Bhutan, see C Schickelgruber and F Pommaret, Bhutan, mountain fortress of the gods, London, Serindia, 1997: 197.