Sudanese Bronze Helmet


© 2004 Photographer Rocco Ricci copyright The British Museum

Sudanese bronze helmet

Chainmail tunic

Chainmail tunic

Sword

Sword


'The object that we looked at is a called a Sudanese helmet. It is made out of bronze and belonged to a rich warrior. It was made in the 19th century, the height is 35cm and it is decorated with Arabic writing. Only a Muslim wore it because in the picture we saw near the display there was a group of Muslims wearing similar armour and fighting.'

With thanks to the following for their help and support in organizing and facilitating the workshop:
Kobina Graham
Kamlah Kew
Lisa Anderson
Khabab Osman
Charmaine Stanislaus
Bashir Ahmed
Folah Odumosu
Eyman Osman
Thabo Ayik