This absolutely mahoosive Great Dane could soon be handed the vacant title of world’s biggest dog. No challenger has stepped up to the plate to succeed the previous world’s largest dog, Giant George, who died three years ago. But soon it could be three-year-old Major, who is 7ft 1in tall and measures 41 inches from his paw to his shoulder.
Sudanese helmet, 19th c, domed spiked skull, adjustable nasal bar, the base pierced with pairs of holes for attaching a mail neck-defense of riveted and butted links, with its original long padded fabric lining, these were worn, along with the jibba, by the dervishes: the followers of Mahommed Ahmed, the Mahdi of Islam who led a revolution against the rule of the Khedive of Egypt. 48.2cm; 19in high .