A small, heavily reinforced buckler as used by Ottoman Kurdish infantry.
Of domed shape with upturned rim and indigo cotton lining.
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
Presented in this article is a Tibetan eight-plate helmet w
Collected by American anthropologist Melvyn Goldstein in the 1980s.
Called khiên in Vietnamese.
With a lozenge pattern of brass rings.