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Helmet

Date:
4th century
Culture:
Mesopotamian or Iranian
Medium:
Bronze, silver, iron
Dimensions:
H. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); W. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm); D. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 10 oz. (1644.3 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
62.82
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 405
The helmet, originally lined with leather, consists of broad bands of bronze and iron plates covered witha thin layer of silver, stamped with a feather pattern. The warrior's head would originally have been obscured and protected by a web of metal links of mail that hung from the holes in the lower rim.
Harper, Prudence Oliver. The Royal Hunter: Art of the Sasanian Empire. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1978.

Harper, Prudence Oliver. The Royal Hunter: Art of the Sasanian Empire. New York: Asia Society, 1978.

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