London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A CORINTHIAN TYPE BRONZE HELMET
CIRCA EARLY 6TH CENTURY B.C.
Of domed form with protruding nose-guard and moulded eyebrows, a decorative band of ovolo around the perimeter, with short everted rear flange, the cheekpieces bent outwards
9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) high
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At the time of possible dedication in a temple the cheekpieces were bent outwards to render the helmet inoffensive in the sacred precinct.
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