Greek Bronze Helmet: Modified Corinthian Type

 

Greek Bronze Helmet: Modified Corinthian Type

An ancient Greek helmet of the Corinthian type that has been modified in antiquity, cutting away the cheek pieces and nose guard, with gold appliques over the brow and face.

Ca. 550-500 BC.
Height: 9 in. (22.9 cm).

Cf., for a similarly modified Corinthian helmet from Grave 189 at the Archontiko Necropolis at Pella, Greece, where many Illyrian helmets with gold appliques have been excavated: M. Lilibaki-Akamati, I. M. Akamatis, An. Chrysostomou, P. Chrysostomou, The Archaeological Museum of Pella, John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, (2011), p. 378

Formerly in a European private collection; with Fortuna Fine Arts, New York, 1990's; New York private collection, late 1990s.

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