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Helmet

Date:
16th century
Culture:
Turkish
Medium:
Steel, gold
Dimensions:
H. including nasal 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm); H. excluding nasal 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm); W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); D. 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 6.8 oz. (1553.6 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.100
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379
The inscription around the rim, a verse from the Koran known as the Victory Sura (48:1–4), includes the phrase: "Verily, we have granted thee a manfiest victory." Verses from this sura were used frequently on Ottoman armor and weapons in the sixteenth century.
Inscription: Inscribed around the rim with a verse from the Koran known as the Victory Sura (48:1–4), including the phrase: "Verily, we have granted thee a manfiest victory."
George Cameron Stone, New York (by 1934–d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
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