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A GREEK BRONZE HELMET OF CORINTHIAN TYPE
A GREEK BRONZE HELMET OF CORINTHIAN TYPE
A GREEK BRONZE HELMET OF CORINTHIAN TYPE
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A GREEK BRONZE HELMET OF CORINTHIAN TYPE

ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA MID 6TH CENTURY B.C.

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A GREEK BRONZE HELMET OF CORINTHIAN TYPE
ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA MID 6TH CENTURY B.C.
10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) high
Provenance
with Nicolas Koutoulakis (1910-1996), Paris and Geneva, acquired in Paris, 1950s-1960s; thence by descent.
Art Market, Brussels, acquired from the above, 2010.
Antiquities, Christie’s, New York, 9 June 2011, lot 76.
Literature
R. Hixenbaugh, Ancient Greek Helmets, New York, 2019, p. 400, no. C459.

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The Corinthian helmet is perhaps the most iconic of all Greek helmet types. They are usually hammered from a single sheet, with characteristic almond-shaped eye holes, here tapering to a point at their outer corners. The flaring neck guard, integral cheekpieces and prominent nose-guard offered the wearer maximum protection. On the present example, the border is perforated, perhaps to secure a leather lining or for attachment of a now-missing ornamental strip. For a related example formerly in the Bill Blass collection and now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, see no C9 in R. Hixenbaugh, op. cit.

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