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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 167

    A GREEK BRONZE HELMET OF ILLYRIAN TYPE

    ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GREEK BRONZE HELMET OF ILLYRIAN TYPE
    ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.
    Of hammered sheet, with a wide flaring neck-guard, two pairs of raised double parallel ridges running front to back across the crown, a raised ridge around the perimeter with evenly-spaced bronze rivets along the edge, some preserved, each cheek-guard perforated at the forward tip within the border, a single perforation centered at the front and three at the back, likely for attachment of a crest, remains of an iron pin above the perforations
    11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    German Private Collector, 1990s.