11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY OF V. V. RANKINE, WASHINGTON, D.C.
A CORINTHIAN BRONZE HELMET
Archaic Period, Circa First Half of the 6th Century B.C.
Hammered from a single heavy sheet, of domed form, the neck-guard flaring slightly, the cheek-pieces pointed, the almond-shaped eye holes upturned along the upper edge, the long nose-guard rounded, the perimeter with incised detailing, including arching brows with a palmette between, and an X along the nose-guard, the perimeter notched upward slightly on each side
9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) high
Acquired in London, 1973.
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For a similar example see no. 17. p. 395 in Bottini, et al., Antike Helme.
In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru