AN URARTIAN BRONZE HELMET
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF GEORGE S. BLUMENTHAL
AN URARTIAN BRONZE HELMET

CIRCA FIRST HALF OF THE 8TH CENTURY B.C.

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AN URARTIAN BRONZE HELMET
CIRCA FIRST HALF OF THE 8TH CENTURY B.C.
Formed of hammered sheet, conical in form, tapering to a tall point, the front with a lightning symbol in relief, extending up in a tapering central rib, three horizontal encircling ridges below, with a row of perforations along the edge for attachment of the lining
12 3/8 in. (31.4 cm.) high
Provenance
Axel Guttmann Collection, Part I; Christie's, London, 6 November 2002, lot 11.
Literature
H. Born and U. Seidl, Schutzwaffen aus Assyrien und Uratu: Sammlung Axel Guttman IV, Mainz, 1995, pp. 90, 94 and 107ff, pls. I and IX (AG385).

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Lot Essay

For another example with a lightning symbol in relief see no. 15, p. 131 in Merhav, ed., Urartu: a Metalworking Center in the First Millennium B.C..

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