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Title

Armour: helmet

Description

One Mongol helmet. Crown cap, peak, front and back ridges of delicately designed iron work, formerly inlaid with gold and silver; helmet made by the riveting together of two halves; peak and locking plate riveted onto helmet. Designed for an officer in conquest army of Genghis Khan, ca 1215. Found in Inner Mongolia.

Source

Rewi Alley

Provenance

This helmet was amongst the first donations of Alley to Canterbury Museum, in 1932. It was stolen from the Museum in February, 2000, but returned after ten days.

Physical Dimensions

217x190x260 mm (l x w x h)

Museum Ac. No.

C1956.69

Usage Rights

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Period

Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Collection

Citation

“Armour: helmet,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed October 19, 2017, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/1195.