London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
AN URARTIAN BRONZE HELMET
CIRCA FIRST HALF OF 8TH CENTURY B.C.
Of conical form, the front with raised abstract linear motif, three encircling ribs above the brim, an attachment loop at one side, slight restoration
11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high
Acquired in 1987, Zurich.
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H. Born and U. Seidl, Schutzwaffen aus Assyrien und Urartu: Sammlung Axel Guttmann, IV, Mainz, 1995, pp. 174-175, pl. X-XI (AG 168).
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