Helmet

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Parthian
1st–3rd century


Place of Manufacture: Iran or eastern Anatolia

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 120.

Dimensions

Height: 34 cm (13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1979.41

Medium or Technique

Brass

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Armor

Helmet in the form of a Kedaris (the headdress popular among the nomadic peoples of Anatolia), with elaborately chased patterning imitating the quilted fabric, and rosettes on the sides and peak.

Provenance

1979, sold by Mohammad Yeganeh (dealer; b. 1929 - d. 2012), Frankfurt, to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 14, 1979)

Credit Line

Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund