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.
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.