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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 173

    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 raised parallel ridges running front to back across the crown, a button pin between the ridges at the front, with a stylized incised bud above the pin trailed by three grooves crossing the center of the crown to a partially-preserved pin at the back, the pins for attachment of a crest, the perimeter offset with a groove, bordered with incised circles, tongues above the brow, each cheek-guard perforated at the forward tip within the border
    9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Frank Sternberg AG, Zurich, 1998.
    with Antiqua, Los Angeles, 2001.
    with Frederick Schultz, New York, 2001.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN COLLECTION