London, South Kensington
29 April 2010
AN ETRUSCAN MONTEFORTINO TYPE BRONZE HELMET
LATE 5TH-EARLY 4TH CENTURY B.C.
The domed helmet with incised finial at the top, a peaked neck-guard at the back, riveted at the centre with two hinged loops preserved on the interior, incised chevrons between linear bands around exterior perimeter, rivets on each side for attachment of cheek-pieces
7¼ in (18.5 cm.) high
Formerly in a European private collection; acquired on 12 December 1927 at the Alfred Sambon Art Gallery, 5 Quai Voltaire, Paris.
Formerly in a Swiss private collection, acquired in 1960.
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An old collection label '333' on interior.
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