Lot Content

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III
A GREEK BRONZE WINGED HELMET OF PHRYGIAN-CHALCIDIAN TYPE

LATE CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.

Details
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
Provenance
Cologne Art Market, 1989.
Axel Guttmann Collection of Ancient Arms and Armour, Part 2; Christie's, London, 28 April 2004, lot 96.

Brought to you by

G. Max Bernheimer
G. Max Bernheimer International Specialist Head

Check the condition report or get in touch for additional information about this

Condition Report

If you wish to view the condition report of this lot, please sign in to your account.

Sign in
View condition report

More from Antiquities

View All
View All