OTTOMAN TURKISH KULAH KHUD HELMET VINE BANDS ARABIC INSCRIPTION.
Province : TURKISH OTTOMAN.
Documented : Documented in authentic war catalog & images can be seen at Google web site.
Make : Made of heavy iron , hand hammered and hand chisel.
Datiionh : Unknown.
Skull : Decorated with finely carved spiraling segments of meandering dense flowering vine bandson entire surafce with floral and creeper design .
Bottom rim decorated with hand engraved Arabic Inscription.
Nasal Guard : Hand engraved God Allah name, nasal guard is Adjustable to give protection to the center of face, two plume sockets
Chain mail : Helped to deflect a blow to the back of the head and neck.
Spike : Finial at the crest of the helmet is flanked by the pair of the plumb holders.
The interior is well padded with cushion.
This makes this helmet adding dramatic detailing to this incredible piece of armor.
An interesting helmet showing the influence of other cultures.Circa Qajar period 18th.-19th.c century.,