Roman Bronze Parade Helmet Mask

 

Roman Bronze Parade Helmet Mask

An ancient Roman Imperial bronze parade helmet mask, realistically modeled in the form of a man's face, perhaps a portrait, with openings for the eyes and mouth.

Ca. 1st century AD.
Height: 6 in. (15.4 cm).
River patina.

cf.: FEUGERE M., Les armes des Romains de la République à l'Antiquité tardive, Paris, 2002, pp. 187 ff.
FEUGERE M., Casques antiques: Les visages de la guerre de Mycènes à la fin de l'Empire romain, Paris, 2011, pp. 123-140.
GARBSCH J., Römische Paraderüstungen, Munich, 1978, p. 20; p. 63, no. O7, pl. 18.2.

Formerly in a Dutch private collection, 1960's; subsequently American private collection.

Inv#: 7028

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