Detail View: The AMICA Library: Helmet

AMICA ID: 
MMA_.50.87
AMICA Library Year: 
2000
Object Type: 
Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Creator Nationality: 
Asian; Middle Eastern; Persian
Creator Name-CRT: 
Iranian
Title: 
Helmet
Title Type: 
Object name
View: 
Full View
Creation Date: 
late 15th century
Creation Start Date: 
1466
Creation End Date: 
1499
Materials and Techniques: 
Steel, engraved and damascened with silver
Classification Term: 
Armors
Dimensions: 
H. 13 3/8 in. (34 cm)
AMICA Contributor: 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 
50.87
Credit Line: 
Rogers Fund, 1950
Rights: 
Context: 

This especially attractive and well-preserved turban-shaped helmet is stamped with the mark used in the Ottoman arsenals, indicating that it, like several other turban helmets in the collection, passed into Turkish possession as booty with the Ottoman conquest of Iran and Caucasus. At least one turban helmet decorated in a style comparable to this example bears the name of Farruhk-Siar (r. 1464-1501), ruler of Shirvan in the Caucasus. Such evidence suggests that the Metropolitan's helmet is also of Shirvan manufacture.

Related Image Identifier Link: 
MMA_.aa50.87.R.tif