• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 59

    A PSEUDO-CORINTHIAN TYPE BRONZE HELMET

    CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PSEUDO-CORINTHIAN TYPE BRONZE HELMET
    CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
    With broad flat rear flange, the moulded eyebrows extending into a ridge around the crown, attachment holes on the crown and at either side on the lower edge, the decoration comprising deliniation of the eye-holes and nose-guard, with confronting boars below, a chevron band around the perimeter, highlighted later in white
    7 in. (17.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    With Galerie La Reine Margot, Paris 1989.
    Sold Christie's London, The Axel Guttmann Collection of Ancient Arms and Armour, Part 2, 28 April 2004, lot 104.


    Literature

    H. Born, Restaurierung antiker Bronzewaffen: Sammlung Axel Guttmann, II, Mainz, 1993, no. XI
    M. Junkelmann, Römische Helme: Sammlung Axel Guttmann, VIII, Mainz, 2000, p. 18, pl. 5 (AG 365); and Sammlung Axel Guttmann, Antike Helme Kalender, 1992, April.