11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 266,500
Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000
A GREEK BRONZE WINGED HELMET OF PHRYGIAN-CHALCIDIAN TYPE
LATE CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Formed of heavy sheet, the crown with a raised peak surmounted by a separately-made spiked crest, a palmette in relief at the back bordered by spiral tendrils, a tendril spiraling out to each side surmounted by lotus blossoms, the neck-guard with a separately-made protective edge with volutes at each end, plume holders in the form of coiled snakes on either side of the central crest, a relief plaque of an eagle in between, the visor with a peaked double-ridged border along the brow, centered by a partially-preserved relief plaque of a gorgoneion, the separately-made wings finely incised and riveted to the sides above the cheek-pieces, the left cheek-piece with a standing winged Nike in profile wearing a belted peplos, the right cheek-piece with Artemis wearing a knee-length peplos
16¼ in. (41.3 cm.) high
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Molly Morse Limmer
Cologne Art Market, 1989.
Axel Guttmann Collection of Ancient Arms and Armour, Part 2; Christie's, London, 28 April 2004, lot 96.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III