London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A PHRYGIAN-CHALCIDIAN TYPE WINGED BRONZE HELMET
4TH CENTURY B.C.
The crown with raised peak and additional spiked crest (separate), two coiled snake plume holders with wings attached below, a fragmentary gorgoneion relief plaque between contoured ribs on the brow, an eagle attachment above, a lotus bud with spiral tendril in relief at each side from a central palmette at the rear, the cheekpieces with figures of Nike and Artemis in relief, slight restoration
12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) high excl. cheekpieces
Acquired in 1989, Cologne.
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H. Born, Restaurierung antiker Bronzewaffen: Sammlung Axel Guttmann, II, Mainz, 1993, no. IX (AG 327); and M. Junkelmann, Das Spiel mit dem Tod, Mainz, 2000, pp. 52 and 54, pl. 65.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately