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Helmet eighteenth century

RCIN 67214

Grand Vestibule, Windsor Castle

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This helmet – often incorrectly described as a turban – has a solid steel frame with heavy padding on the inside and embroidered fabrics on the outside. It incorporates a neckguard, ear guards and an adjustable gold nose guard.

It belonged to Tipu, Sultan of Mysore and was presented to the Prince Regent (later George IV) by General Sir John Cradock in 1811.