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16th C. Korean Joseon Choson Dynasty Iron War Helmet, silver damascene

16th C. Korean Joseon Choson Dynasty Iron War Helmet, silver damascene

( ID: ca1196 )

A rare early war helmet from Korea, dating to the 15-17th centuries. This form of helmet has an archaic form, influenced by Central Asian prototypes with the distinct forms of eye cutouts.  An early Timurid period Persian helmet in the collection of the Hermitage has similar eye cutouts and which would have had chainmail extending down in a mask form, and likewise early Ottoman, Persian, and Mamluke turban helmets also retain the eye cutouts with chainmail to have extended beneath.   Korean helmets do not have chainmail and would have otherwise had cloth, with intern..

Late 16th-17th C. Dutch or Flemish armored helmet

Late 16th-17th C. Dutch or Flemish armored helmet

( ID: ea1195 )

A fine Flemish or Dutch helmet dating to the period 1550-1600, brim 13 inches by 10 ¼ inches, height 10 inches. Very finely constructed, forged in two halves, with seven finely raised facets to either side, which terminate in a very unusual spiked comb. The distinctive brim peaks gracefully at front and back and bears rolled, roped borders around its circumference en suite with that of the comb. Ten original brass rosettes retained the lining, now worn away, while the entire exterior of the helmet retains all of its original black finish. Condition is excellent for its age, very s..

Price: $4,899