11 December 2003
A CHALCIDIAN BRONZE HELMET
Archaic Period, Circa Late 6th Century B.C.
Of hammered sheet, with a small nose-guard, broadly curving cheek-pieces, sharply carinated perimeter and everted flange along the neck-guard, with a molded spiral motif on each cheek-piece, ridges around the eyes, high arching brows above, the perimeter peaked at the center, with elaborate egg-and-dart molding below the ridge, a palmette at the center and along each temple
10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high
Inherited by the previous owner, whose father acquired it in the late 1960s-early 1970s.
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For a similar example, classified as Chalcidian Type II, see p. 140 in Bottini, et al., Antike Helme.
Offered on 6 December in London, Anthony van Dyck’s Portrait of Princess Mary, Daughter of King Charles I of England
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