The set consisting of the Kulah Khud (helmet), Sipar (shield), and Bazu Band (Arm Guard) are all made from steel which has been hand chiseled. The set dates from early 1800's during the Qajar era. The Kulah Khud (helmet) with its hemispherical skull has been beautifully hand chiseled with wonderful flowing floral work has beautiful Calligraphic script in panels going around the the helmet at the base. There are beautifully chiseled cartouches with figures in between each of these calligraphic cartouches. The nose guard which is adjustable is in good working order too.
The central spike also screws on/off perfectly. There would normal be two plume-holders, to the left and right of the central nose guard. However one of plume holders is missing. This can be very easily replaced in the future if you wish.
The sipar (shield) has been decorated with floral work and calligraphic cartouches as well. There are very slight traces of the silver inlay still on the shield. A couple of areas of very small wear, otherwise in generally good condition. The bazu band (arm guard) has been decorated with the same hand chiseled designs.
Lovely floral work and complete with the floral medallions which are found on the helmet and the shield. Do not miss out on your chance to own the magnificent hand chiseled complete armour set from the early 19th century! The diameter of the shield is 53.2cm = 21 inches. The diameter of the helmet is approximately 20.8cm = 8.2 inches. The total height of the helmet from the top of the spike down to the bottom of the chain is approximately 60cm = 23.6 inches.The length of the arm guard is 33.8cm = 13.3 inches. The set is in very good condition. A few areas of wear but lovely condition overall. Please see the photos shown above. The item "ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY PERSIAN QAJAR ISLAMIC HAND CHISELED STEEL ARMOUR SET C1820s" is in sale since Tuesday, August 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Islamic/Middle Eastern". The seller is "ameer1990" and is located in Stanmore, Middlesex. This item can be shipped worldwide.