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Turban Helmet
Trophy of war from the arsenal of the Ottoman sultans in the former church of Saint Irene, Constantinople (now Istanbul), Turkey

Artist/maker unknown, Middle Eastern

Geography:
Made in Ak-Koyunlu (historical name), Asia
or Armenia, Asia
or western Iran, Iran, Asia
or Azerbaijan, Asia
or northern Iraq, Iraq, Asia
Possibly made in eastern Turkey, Turkey, Asia

Date:
c. 1450-1508

Medium:
Engraved steel hatched with silver and gold; copper alloy

Dimensions:
Height (bowl and mail together): 6 3/8 inches (16.2 cm) Height (bowl only): 12 3/16 inches (31 cm) Diameter (base of bowl): 10 7/16 inches (26.5 cm) Weight: 6 lb., 6 pounds 0.3 ounces (2730 x 2730g)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

* Gallery 248, Arms and Armor, second floor (Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Galleries)

Accession Number:
1977-167-953

Credit Line:
Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977

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Label:

Inscribed in Arabic (translated): Made at the order of the greatest sultan, the mightiest Khāqān, the master of the necks of the nations, the lord of the kings of the Arabs and Persians, the shadow of Allah on the continents . . . (around base)

Trophy of war from the former arsenal of the Ottoman sultans in the former church of Saint Irene, Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey)


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