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Islamic Turkish Style Bronze Calligraphic Helmet - An undated archaistic Ottoman-style helmet with fluted bowl & conical centre; the rim with reinforcing strips & arches to the eye-sockets, radiating loops for attachment of a mail ventail; the brow with silver-inlaid Qu'ranic calligraphic text & similar to the base of the cone, arabesque arcading & knop above; between the arches a vertical nasal with retaining staple & piriform plaque with silver-inlaid interlace ornament. 10 3/4".

Close Helmet with Falling Buffe Attributed to Pompeo della Cesa (Italian, Milan, ca. 1537–1610)