• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 61

    AN ETRUSCAN MONTEFORTINO TYPE BRONZE HELMET

    LATE 5TH-EARLY 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ETRUSCAN MONTEFORTINO TYPE BRONZE HELMET
    LATE 5TH-EARLY 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    The domed helmet with incised finial at the top, a peaked neck-guard at the back, riveted at the centre with two hinged loops preserved on the interior, incised chevrons between linear bands around exterior perimeter, rivets on each side for attachment of cheek-pieces
    7¼ in (18.5 cm.) high


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    An old collection label '333' on interior.

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.


    Provenance

    Formerly in a European private collection; acquired on 12 December 1927 at the Alfred Sambon Art Gallery, 5 Quai Voltaire, Paris.
    Formerly in a Swiss private collection, acquired in 1960.