Greek Bronze Illyrian Helmet


Greek Bronze Illyrian Helmet

An ancient Greek bronze helmet of the Illyrian type, with raised crest lines, a border of large rivets, perforated holes at the end of each cheek piece, a swooping neck guard, and a double raised repoussé band over the brow.

Ca. 600-550 BC.
Height: 12 in. (30.5 cm).

Confer for similar examples: A. Mallwitz & H.-V. Herrmann, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Die Funde aus Olympia, (Athens, 1980), p. 91-2. Pl. 51; E. Kunze, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, VI. Bericht über die Ausgrabungen in Olympia, (Berlin, 1958); pls. 47-48; Bottini, Hase, Egg, Pflug, et al., Antike Helme, Sammlung Lipperheide und Andere Bestände des Antikenmuseums Berlin, (Mainz, 1988), pp. 42-64.

Formerly in a German private collection; Connecticut private collection.

Inv#: 6334


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