4 June 2008,
Price realised USD 32,500
USD 25,000 - USD 35,000
A GREEK BRONZE HELMET OF ILLYRIAN TYPE
ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.
Of hammered sheet, with a wide flaring neck-guard, two raised parallel ridges running front to back across the crown, a button pin between the ridges at the front, with a stylized incised bud above the pin trailed by three grooves crossing the center of the crown to a partially-preserved pin at the back, the pins for attachment of a crest, the perimeter offset with a groove, bordered with incised circles, tongues above the brow, each cheek-guard perforated at the forward tip within the border
9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high
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with Frank Sternberg AG, Zurich, 1998.
with Antiqua, Los Angeles, 2001.
with Frederick Schultz, New York, 2001.
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