London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A PSEUDO-CORINTHIAN TYPE BRONZE HELMET
CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
With moulded eyebrows, the lower ridge extending around the crown, false close set eye-holes, the nose-guard delineated by a chevron-incised band continuing around the eyes with leaf-shaped extension at either side, the pseudo-cheekpieces incised with confronting boars and traces of an incised zigzag border, a tall plume-holder riveted to the crown
8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) high
Sold Sotheby's London, 9 July 1984, lot 231.
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