Description The sanskrit character on the front of this helmet was intended to give power to the wearer. The dragonfly maedate (frontal decoration) shown in some photographs attached the front of this helmet was not original to this helmet and has been removed.
- The Taste of Maryland: Art Collecting in Maryland 1800-1934. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
Provenance Bunkio Matsuki; Bunkio Matsuki Sale, 1906; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1906, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1906
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