London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A PHRYGIAN TYPE BRONZE HELMET
4TH CENTURY B.C.
Modelled as a Phrygian cap, with high frontally curving peak, with carinated lip above the short horizontal rim and step down to short curving neck-guard, the top of peak made from two separate sections with attachment rivets, two scrolling attachment plates either side of peak holding four 'plumes', restored
13¾ in. (35 cm.) excl. crest
Acquired in the late 1990s, Munich gallery.
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Cf. A. Bottini et al., Antike Helme, Mainz, 1988, pp. 164-165, pls. 34 and 35-37 for similar helmets.
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