Helmet, Egyptian/Mamluk, c. This helmet bears the name of the Mamluk sultan Ibn Qala’un, who ruled from Cairo a century before Barquq, the sultan who appointed and dismissed Ibn Khaldun as chief justice on several occasions.
Lewis John Frederick - Indoor Gossip, Cairo& oil on canvas. John Frederick Lewis was an Orientalist English painter. He specialized in Oriental and Mediterranean scenes and often worked in exquisitely detailed watercolour.
Indian (Sriringapatna) khula khud, 18th century, watered steel, chiselled wiith gold kaftkari decoration that originally had gold overlaid embellishment, now mostly missing. Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. It was said in the very brief records that came with the helmet to have been taken at the Siege of Seringapatam in 1799, when the British forces defeated Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore in South India. V&A Museum, England.