12 April 2016
THE PROPERTY OF AN ILLINOIS PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A GREEK BRONZE ILLYRIAN HELMET
ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 550-500 B.C.
Hammered from a single sheet, of domed form, with a straight visor and a short flaring neck-guard, two raised parallel ridges running front to back across the crown, a perforation at the forward tip of each cheek-guard and one at the back
9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) high
Private Collection, Germany.
with Antiqua, Woodland Hills, California.
Acquired by the current owner from the above, 2000.
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