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Kulah Khud (Helmet)

Kulah Khud (Helmet)

Culture: Abyssinian

Date: 18th - 19th century
Medium: steel
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 x 7 in. (25.4 x 17.8 cm)
Credit Line:Museum Purchase
Object number: 1929.15.1
This helmet was most likely used for ceremonial purposes. The typical top spike seen on battle helmets is replaced in this instance by an ornamental peacock head.  The helmet’s surface is made up of open-work with a red enamel layer beneath. Although the hanging mail neck guard is missing, the small rivet holes are visible.
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