Re: "Черкесские" шлемы
Добавлено: 25 дек 2014, 15:37
Object TitleTartar Helmet
Provenance Purchased from Sotheby's 4 December 2003, sale no.W03806, lot 35
The helmet bowl is of conical form, becoming almost cylindrical just above the brim. At the apex the metal is torn, but appears to have had a finial held by rivets through two remaining rivet holes. Starting just above the brim and terminating below the apex are 20 low ribs that divide the bowl into 20 shallow flutes. Applied to the brim is a band of silver gilt incised with a repeat pattern of foliate form on a stippled ground. Fastened to the surface of the bowl in four places are silver gilt plaques of three types. At the back and on the left are narrow vertical bands that expand into discs in the middle. They are decorated with stylised foliage. On the right is a similar but larger ornament. At the front is a larger plaque with an ogival shaped top, symmetrically decorated with foliage on a stippled ground with two rows of inscription below. Attached to the lower edge through holes that pierce the bowl and the applied band, is a camail of rivetted mail, cut square at the bottom and split at the back. Part way down the front are two wire hooks for fastening. All of the links are wedge rivetted.
Dimensions: The height of the skull is 178 mm, the diam from front to back is 225mm and the width is 195 mm. The full length of the camail is 380 mm and it is 90 mm from the base of the bowl to just above the eyes. Weight: The weight of the helmet is 1.445 kg.
Inscriptions and Marks
The inscription reads: And there is no power nor strength but in God, the most High, the Supreme. Arsalanbek son of Mansur Mirza. The work of Husayn.
Низкий шлем (пдъпао), имеет полусферическую форму, он железный, состоит из трех пластин, уменьшающихся к верху. Края нижней пластины с дырочками и колечками при помощи, которых крепится кольчужная сетка (бармица).