London, South Kensington
6 November 2002
A PSEUDO-CORINTHIAN TYPE BRONZE HELMET
LATE 6TH/EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
With narrow flange at rear, the moulded eyebrows extending into ridge around the crown, with false eye-holes and short nose-guard, the cheek pieces incised with the foreparts of confronting boars, with stippled bodies and bristled crest along their back, incised vegetation behind each boar and extending from corner of eyelines, the perimeter bordered with incised lines and central band of chevrons, tall plume holder riveted to the crown, pierced at lower edge on each side
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high
Mathias Komor, New York; sold Sotheby's London, 14 July 1987, lot 410.
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This type of 'Pseudo-Corinthian' helmet was adapted from the 6th Century B.C. onwards to be worn on top of the head; the decorative eye-holes later become smaller and closer together.
See illustration on previous page of the printed catalogue.
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