London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A PSEUDO-CORINTHIAN TYPE BRONZE HELMET
LATE 6TH/EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
With everted rear flange, the moulded eyebrows extending into carinated crown perimeter, with false eye-holes and short nose-guard, the cheekpieces incised with confronting boars and vegetal motifs, a band of chevron around the perimeter, tall plume holder riveted to the crown, slight restoration and incised detail highlighted later in white
9½ in. (24.1 cm.) high
Acquired in the late 1980s/early 1990s, Krefeld.
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