Greek Bronze Corinthian Helmet


Greek Bronze Corinthian Helmet

An ancient Greek bronze helmet of the Corinthian type, with curvilinear eye holes that taper to a point, a wide nose guard, broad cheek pieces that leave a vertical opening for the mouth, and a border that has been drilled with holes to secure an interior lining. Traces of the original crest are evident in the patina.

Ca. 600-550 BC.
Height: 9 1/2 in. (24.5 cm); weight: 1782 gm.

Metal content:
Cu: 91.70%, Sn: 7.92, Pb: <0.04, Zn: 0.007, Fe: 0.057.

Confer for similar examples: Olympia Archaeological Museum, Greece: inv. nos. B7977, B6127, B2603.

Published: H. Born, Die Helme des Hephaistos: Handwerk und Technik griechischer Bronzen in Olympia, (Munich, 2009), cover, fig. 13, 16-17.

Formerly in the collection of Axel Guttmann (no.H258/AG506), Berlin, Germany, acquired in 1991; E. S. collection, Berlin, acquired in 2005.

Inv#: 6328


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