One Mongol helmet. Crown cap, peak, front and back ridges of delicately designed iron work, formerly inlaid with gold and silver; helmet made by the riveting together of two halves; peak and locking plate riveted onto helmet. Designed for an officer in conquest army of Genghis Khan, ca 1215. Found in Inner Mongolia.
Inner Mongolia/Mongolia/Western Asia/Asia
Associated Person Notes
Acquired by Rewi Alley sometime between 1927, when he arrived in Shanghai, and 1932, when he made his first trip back to New Zealand. However, it must have been sent back to his family to be given to the Museum, as it was accessioned on 1 January 1932 and Alley did not return to New Zealand until March.