MAIASP. 2023. No. 15
A Moghul or early Kazakh helmet of
the 15th — early 17th century from the collection of
An iron helmet from Zaisan Regional Museum of Local History (ZRMLH; inv. No. 2669) has been
studied. In spite of the fact that the headpiece has already drawn scholarly
attention, it has never been subject to a targeted research. The aim of the study was to elaborate a
detailed concept of the place and conditions of its discovery, as well as of
the helmet’s size and construction, with an eye to specifying its date and
cultural attribution. Results. It
was 1989 when the helmet was found in ‘Burkit Uya’ (‘Eagle’s nest’) location south-east from Zaisan city (
Key words: Moghulistan, body armour, helmet, the Moghuls, the Kazakhs, the Oirats.
Received August 14, 2023.
Accepted for publication August 31, 2023.
About the authors:
Leonid Alexandrovich (Novosibirsk, Russia). Dr. habil.
Agatay Îtkirbay Mıltıqbayulı (Astana, Kazakhstan). Research Institute for Jochi Ulus Studies of the Science Committee of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan