London, South Kensington
6 November 2002
A CORINTHIAN TYPE BRONZE HELMET FROM THE LOTUS FLOWER GROUP
CIRCA SECOND QUARTER OF 6TH CENTURY B.C.
Of domed form with flaring flange at rear and protruding slender nose-guard, the edge outlined by a raised perimeter and dotted band within incised lines, moulded eyebrows with finely incised lotus flower terminals and central bud, further lotus flowers and palmettes at each side, repaired with restoration
8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high
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Cf. A. Bottini (et al), Antike Helme, Mainz, 1988, p. 80, pls. 16-17 for a similar helmet from the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam, and p. 403, no. 25, pl. K25a-c for the type.
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