A GREEK BRONZE ILLYRIAN HELMET
ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.
Hammered from a single heavy sheet, of domed form, with a wide flaring neck-guard and two sets of two raised parallel ridges running front to back across the crown, the raised ridge around the perimeter with circular rivets along the edge, each cheek-guard perforated at the forward tip, two perforations at the back of the head, with a horizontal ridges across the brow
9 ¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high
Private Collection, Germany, 1980s.
Private Collection, Connecticut, 1990s.
with Joseph G. Gerena Fine Arts, New York, 1998.