London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A PAIR OF SHEET BRONZE HORNS FROM A CORINTHIAN TYPE HELMET
CIRCA 7TH CENTURY B.C.
Each horn decorated in low relief with figure of an eagle above a lion, rays above, remains of iron attachment rivets; and a bronze helmet crest, arched forward with ridged wavy lines and traces of ram's head terminal, surmounted by openwork arched band, circa 6th Century B.C., both restored and mounted
14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) long max. and 7¾ in. (19.6 cm.) high respectively (2)
Item one: acquired in 1989 from Robin Symes Ltd., London.
Item two: acquired in the late 1980s/early 1990s, Krefeld.
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H. Born and S. Hansen, Frühgriechische Bronzehelme, III, Mainz, 1994, p. 74, pl. 66 (AG 308) and p. 83, pl. 74 (AG 248) respectively.
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