8 June 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE HELMET
CIRCA LATE 2ND-EARLY 3RD CENTURY A.D.
Formed of hammered sheet, the high-arching crest with a peaked double ridge, a repoussé bust of Minerva at the front of the crest, the goddess depicted with a triple-crested helmet and scaley aegis with central gorgoneion, her shield on her left shoulder, the helmet with molded ear protection, perforated for attachment along the visor below the Minerva bust
10¼ in. (26 cm.) high
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1988.
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