Antique 19th Century Indo-Persian Kulah Khud Warriors Helmet

Antique 19th Century Indo-Persian Kulah Khud Warriors Helmet

Code: 19145

£315.00 Approx $389.85, €365.85, £315
(1 in stock)
 

For sale is a Rare Antique 19th Century Indo-Persian Kulah Khud Warriors Helmet.

 
Khula Khud helmets originated in Central Asia and Turkestan, they were worn by Persian Empire soldiers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Made of steel, these bowl-shaped helmets were designed as either low and flat, or high and pointed. They sometimes contained a spike socket at the top of the helmet, which resembles a spearhead with a cross-like section. Two plume holders were attached on either side of the skull, used to mount feathers. Unfortunately the feathers are missing.
 
The helmet had an iron-and-brass or brass-and-copper aventail that hung at the base of the helmet to protect the neck, shoulders and the temple of the face. Sometimes, the aventail extended down to cover the eyes and the nose. The low end of the aventail was often shaped in a zig-zag triangular pattern (vandyked). A bar made of iron or steel was attached to the front of the helmet with a bracket and could be adjusted in position – so when not in use, it could slide upward and fasten with a link, a hook, or a set screw.
 
This is in mostly good condition, unfortunately some of the chain links are missing connecting to the helmet which can be seen in the photos for more details. 
 
This will be sent via Parcelforce express 48 and dispatched within two working days. Happy to post internationally.