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Nasal (Nose Protector)

Creation date: 20th century
Creation place: Iran

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Type: Steel Nasal
Medium and Support: Steel
Credit Line: Gift of Rolando Schinasi
Accession Number: 2006.141
Dimensions: 12 3/8 in. x 3 5/8 in. x 3/4 in. (31.43 cm x 9.21 cm x 1.91 cm)
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Rolando Schinasi, Nice, France ( - June 16, 2006)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (June 16, 2006 - )

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June 2006
Asian Reinstallation
This type of eye or nose protector would have been vertically fitted to the center-front of a helmet by the bracket.
Arabic inscriptions in gold cover each part of the protector: on the top segment is a verse from the holy book of Islam, the Koran; on the bottom is an inscription asking for protection from the Prophet Muhammad's son-in-law, Ali. Also inscribed on the central segment is a verse from the Koran that was invoked by soldiers prior to going to battle, so that they can be assured of reaching heaven, should they meet death on the battlefield.
Last Updated: 1/9/2018


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Arts of Iran The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/20/2017 - 00/00/00

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