Qing empire elite army helmet

Helmet with indigo blue and yellow edged flaps and neckpiece. Rectangular steel plates are secured inside the fabric of the flaps with rivets that can be seen from the outside.

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  • Simple but very elite

    story by Peter Dekker.

    At first glance this looks like a standard pattern Qing military helmet of the late 18th century. But: The back and side flaps are indigo blue with yellow edging: Elite colors!

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