Gold lacquered parade helmet of wood and metal, with metal flaps to protect the back of the neck, connected together by black tape. Neckguard attached with vermilion silk. A lacquered gilt wooden lion's (?) head with glass eyes fits onto a central peg on the helmet above the eyes. It has a tassled braid at the back.
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