About this object

Iron helmet with an iron bowl fitted with a gilded flattened finial and a supporting strap with pierced work designs. The back of the brow band is missing, the front panel features dragons and flaming jewels, as does the attached viser.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Eastern Asia: China; Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    17th Century - 18th Century
  • Materials
    Iron; Gold
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    John Claude White
  • Place collected
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date collected
    1889 - 1908
  • Measurements
    210 mm x 170 mm x 270 mm
  • Note
    Possibly looted or purchased during the Younghusband punitive expedition.
  • Related people
    John Claude White ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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