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Indian (Mughal), 18th century  khula-khud (helmet) of domed form surmounted by spike with an elongated nose guard, traces of gold koftgari decorations consisting of floral intertwined vine shapes and inscriptions, two plume holders, mail neck guard attached to the rim.

Indian (Mughal), 18th century khula-khud (helmet) of domed form surmounted by spike with an elongated nose guard, traces of gold koftgari decorations consisting of floral intertwined vine shapes and inscriptions, two plume holders, mail neck guard attached to the rim.

Indian heavy cavalry mail and steel plate helmet, early 1600’s. Royal Armouries.

Indian heavy cavalry mail and steel plate helmet, early Royal Armouries.

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Arabian helmet, ca. 1734, steel, gold, H. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm); Diam. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); Wt. 15.6 oz. (442.3 g), Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, Met Museum.

Arabian helmet, ca. 1734, steel, gold, H. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm); Diam. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); Wt. 15.6 oz. (442.3 g), Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, Met Museum.

Chichak, a type of helmet (‘miğfer’) originally worn in the 15th-16th century by cavalry of the Ottoman Empire, consisting of a rounded bowl with ear flaps, a peak with a sliding nose guard passing through the peak, and an extension in the back to protect the neck. This piece was a presentation gift to the Russian court. Delegates from abroad would present their precious goods in an elaborate parade before Russian dignitaries. (Moscow Kremlin Museums).

Moscow Kremlin Museums: - The Armoury Treasury of the Russian Sovereigns

Hungarian zischagge helmet from the 16th century, this style of helmet was based on the Ottoman chichak helmet,  various other countries used their own versions of the chichak including Mughal India, in Europe the zischagge helmet was a Germanisation of the original Turkish name.

Hungarian Zischagge, Turkish Chichak Style (Pronunciation of Chichak in Turkish and Zischagge is very close)

Chichak, a type of helmet (migfer) originally worn in the 15th-16th century by cavalry of the Ottoman Empire, consisting of a rounded bowl with ear flaps, a peak with a sliding nose guard passing through the peak, and an extension in the back to protect the neck. Various other countries used their own versions of the chichak including Mughal India, in Europe the zischagge helmet was a Germanisation of the original Turkish name.

Chichak, a type of helmet (migfer) originally worn in the century

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