Helmet: Mongol

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Circa 1215
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.
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Provenance details
This helmet was amongst the first donations of Alley to Canterbury Museum, in 1932. It was stolen from the Museum in February, 2000, but returned after ten days.
Dimensions (LxWxH): 217 x 190 x 260mm (8 9/16 x 7 1/2 x 10 1/4")
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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.
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