Emperor's helmet, worn when reviewing troops

Ch'ing dynasty (A.D. 1644-1911)
Height: 61.0 cm Width: 24.2 cm

Used by the Ch'ien-lung emperor (A.D. 1736 1795), this helmet is made of black lacquered leather and decorated with Buddhist invocations in gold Sanskrit characters, embroidered dragon motifs, and sable fur, pearls and precious stones in a variety of colors.

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