Chinese conical painted bamboo helmet
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Dimensions

Height 27 cm

Diameter 22 cm

Weight

507 grams

Materials

Bamboo, rattan, lacquer or varnish, pigments

Origin

China

Dating

19th century

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Description

An old Chinese conical helmet of a type that militiamen and foot soldiers wore. This example is rather old, with a deep patina and remains of painted decoration. The outside consists of slivers of bamboo, woven together with rattan strips. The inside lining is a rattan basket weave.

Some losses to paint and to rattan. See photos. No restorations or repairs.

 

Chinese conical painted bamboo helmet
Chinese conical painted bamboo helmet
Chinese conical painted bamboo helmet
Chinese conical painted bamboo helmet
Chinese conical painted bamboo helmet
Chinese conical painted bamboo helmet
Chinese conical painted bamboo helmet

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