Iranian battle-mask, from the Safavid Dynasty c.) (Shahada inscribed on the top) (Scanned by me. Don’t remember the source.) I always thought this mask would make for some rather epic inspiration for a Middle-Eastern cyber-/steam-punk thing.
Middle Ages - encyclopedia article about Middle Ages. Replica of the helmet found at Sutton Hoo; the original was buried with an Anglo-Saxon leader—probably King Rædwald of East Anglia—in the Early Middle Ages, c.