Art/ Collection/ Art Object


dated A.H. 1196/A.D. 1781–82
Steel, silver, niello
H. including mail 24 in. (61 cm); H. excluding mail 9 in. (22.9 cm); Diam. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 13.8 oz. (1752 g)
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379
The tulip decoration on the bowl suggests that this is an older Ottoman piece, possibly from Turkestan and made in the seventeenth or eighteenth century, which was refurbished in 1781–82 with nielloed silver mounts of typical Caucasian workmanship. The inscriptions suggest a Tartar origin in the Crimea.
Ex. coll.: Laking (sale no. 325 EO).George Cameron Stone, New York (by 1934–d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
Christie, Manson & Woods. Catalogue of The Collection of Arms and Armour and Objects of Art Formed by Sir Guy Francis Laking, Bart.. London: Christie, Manson & Woods, April 19–22, 1920. Cat. no. 325.

Stone, George Cameron. A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times, Together with Some Closely Related Subjects. Portland, Maine, 1934. p. 37, fig. 50, no. 1.

Alexander, David, Stuart W. Pyhrr, and Will Kwiatkowski. Islamic Arms and Armor in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015. pp. 111-112, cat. no. 40, ill.

Rivkin, Kirill. Arms and Armor of Caucasus. United States, 2015. pp. 152, 156, fig. 76.

Related Objects

Helmet with Aventail

Date: late 15th–16th century Medium: Steel, iron, silver, copper alloy Accession: 50.87 On view in:Gallery 380


Date: ca. 1560 Medium: Steel, iron, gold, silver, copper alloy Accession: 04.3.456a On view in:Gallery 380


Date: Grip and guard, second half of the 17th century; blade, late 18th–19th century Medium: Steel, jade (nephrite), gold, copper, diamond Accession: 36.25.1298 On view in:Gallery 379

Turban Helmet

Date: 1478–ca. 1490 Medium: Steel, iron, silver Accession: 04.3.211 On view in:Gallery 455

Turban Helmet

Date: 16th century Medium: Steel, iron, silver Accession: 04.3.457 On view in:Gallery 379