11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 116,500
Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000
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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K.H. Oedekoven, Germany, 1960s.
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