London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
AN URARTIAN BRONZE HELMET AND TWO SHOULDER ARMOUR PLATES
CIRCA FIRST HALF OF 8TH CENTURY B.C.
The helmet of conical form, the front with raised abstract linear motif, the vertical rib extending into high crest over helmet's pointed apex, three horizontal ridges above the brim; and a pair of shoulder armour plates, each of triangular form tapered to a sharp point, with rolled front edge and an everted rear flange pierced for attachment, pierced upright rim around recessed neck, restored
13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm.) high and 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm.) long max. (3)
Acquired in 1987, Frankfurt.
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H. Born and U. Seidl, Schutzwaffen aus Assyrien und Urartu: Sammlung Axel Guttmann, IV, Mainz, 1995, pp. 92-94, 149-158, 172-173, pls. 81-82, 116-123 (AG 165 a, b and c).
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