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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 171

    A GREEK BRONZE HELMET OF CHALCIDIAN TYPE

    ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND HALF OF THE 6TH CENTURY B.C.

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    A GREEK BRONZE HELMET OF CHALCIDIAN TYPE
    ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND HALF OF THE 6TH CENTURY B.C.
    Of hammered sheet, the crown with a carinated edge that peaks at the front where it merges with the sharp median ridge, the carination especially pronounced at the back, with long crescentic cheek-pieces, the small nose-guard terminating in a disk, the neck-guard flanged, a reinforcing band joined by rivets applied around the perimeter of the eye-holes partially preserved, two perforations above each ear-hole, a perforation at the top of the crown ridge, and two at the back along the neck-guard
    10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    German Private Collector, 1990s.