Indian, Deccan, possibly Golconda

Not on view

The helmet is decorated with Koranic inscriptions, including (Koran 61:13), "Help from Allah and a speedy victory." In the nineteenth century, it belonged to Albert Goupil, brother-in-law of the painter Jean-Leon Gérôme (1824–1904). It appears in Gérôme's 1869 painting Un Marchand d'armes au Caire.

Helmet, Steel, iron, gold, Indian, Deccan, possibly Golconda

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