- late 16th century
- Copper alloy (tombak), gold, leather, textile
- H. including nasal 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm); H. excluding nasal 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm); W. 9 in. (22.9 cm); D. 11 in. (27.9 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 13.7 oz. (1295.6 g)
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- Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
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This helmet is a type of ceremonial armor made of tombak, a copper alloy that was mercury gilded to imitate the appearance of gold. Tombak was made only in the Ottoman Empire and was used to produce helmets, shields, shaffrons, and several other types of metal objects such as candlesticks, braziers, and basins.