8 June 2004
A GREEK BRONZE HELMET
PHRYGIAN TYPE, LATE CLASSICAL TO EARLY HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 350-325 B.C.
Of hammered sheet, with high frontally-curving peak, repoussé palmettes riveted to the peak and terminating in scrolled tubes for attachment of plumes, the flanged rim below the carinated lip, its edge rolled over a wire, stepped down at the back to the flaring neck-guard, perforated twice on each side for attachment of cheek-pieces, perforated along the left side of the neck-guard, an ancient repair riveted to the truncated right side of the neck-guard, three additional ancient repairs on the interior
13¼ in. (33.7 cm.) long
European Private Collection, 1965.
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For a similar example found in Epirus in Northern Greece, now in the Ioannina Museum, see no. 163, p. 188 in Rolley, Greek Bronzes.
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