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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 112

    A GREEK BRONZE HELMET OF ILLYRIAN TYPE

    ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A GREEK BRONZE HELMET OF ILLYRIAN TYPE
    ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.
    Of hammered sheet, with a wide flaring neck-guard, two sets of three raised parallel ridges running front to back across the crown, a perforation between each end, likely for attachment of a crest, a raised ridge around the perimeter with evenly-spaced bronze rivets along the edge, each cheek-guard perforated at the forward tip within the border, with two horizontal ridges across the brow
    8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) high


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    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    German Private Collector.
    with Apolonia Ancient Art, Denver, 1998.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A CALIFORNIA PRIVATE COLLECTOR