• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 90

    A GREEK BRONZE HELMET OF CORINTHIAN TYPE

    ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA MID 6TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GREEK BRONZE HELMET OF CORINTHIAN TYPE
    ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA MID 6TH CENTURY B.C.
    Hammered from a single heavy sheet, of domed form, the neck-guard flaring, the cheek-guards pointed at their ends, the almond-shaped eye holes beveled at the edges and contoured at their outer corners, the rounded nose-guard protruding, bordered along the perimeter with punched tongues and tiny raised rivets, a rivet preserved at the crown of the head, with perforations in pairs transversely along the sides, a perforation at the front of each cheek-guard
    9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    K.H. Oedekoven, Germany, 1960s.