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A silver-damascened steel `turban' helmet Anatolia or Persia, 15th century
the slightly waisted cylindrical form rising to a fluted section tapering sharply to a raised flattened bud finial, a narrow band applied around the base above a series of riveted loops for suspending mail, two flattened bands applied around the eye indents, a flattened loop and hook for the nose guard (now missing), decorated around the base with incised lobed cartouches of calligraphy and lobed medallions of interweaving scrolling foliage on a punched ground, a band of similar motifs at the base of the finial, further registers of interweaving foliage, incised with the mark of the arsenal of St. Eirene This lot contains 1 item(s).
Around the base:
'The Just, the Learned, the Diligent, al-malik (?) al-kamil'
Around the base of the finial:
The magnificent form of this helmet is decorated with floral motifs and calligraphy in a confident and accomplished manner. The dome-like form is the product of a highly skilled master craftsman. It is of a type used by Ottoman sultans and the Aqqoyunlu rulers, and perhaps also the Shirvanshah Farrukhsiyar (Alexander 1992, p.68).
There is a great variety amongst the inscriptions carried on these helmets. Other examples from this group carry inscriptions naming the Ottoman sultans Orhan and Bayezid II. Another, in the Metropolitan Museum, mentions the Aqqoyunlu ruler, Sultan Ya'qub. Other comparable turban helmets are in the Bargello National Museum, Florence, and the Khalili Collection (Florence 2002, p.48, no.1, and Alexander 1992, p.68, no.27, respectively).
The mark of St. Eirene indicates that this piece was stored at some stage in the Ottoman arsenal in the grounds of the Topkapi palace. This would have held Ottoman examples of this form of helmet, but, following the victory of the Ottomans over the Aqqoyunlu at Otluk Beli in 1473, Turkoman turban helmets could also have been added to the arsenals holdings.