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Incredible 3-Pc Set of Persian Armor

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Pre 1920: Item # 1331786
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This is an absolutely incredible three piece matching set of Persian battle armor; Contains one helmet, one battle axe, and one shield. The helmet, or "Khulah-Kud", bears a tall, pointed finial; Gilt filigree outlining the intricate incised designs of floral motifs and birds; Arabic characters line the bottom edges of the helmet. The large, round "Dhal" shield is ornately decorated with engraved floral motifs outlined in gold; Arabic lettering adorns the outer edges; Old cloth lining. The battle axe, or "tabar", has beautiful gilt filigree along its edges; Engravings of birds amongst floral motifs on its head; The handle unscrews, revealing an extra hidden weapon. Size: Helmet- 23" H (on stand) x 7" L x 8" W; Shield- 19" W x 4" H; Axe- 1.25" H, 28" L, 5.25" W