Greek Bronze Corinthian Helmet
An ancient Greek bronze helmet of the Corinthian type, of upright bell-shaped form with tapered, almond-shaped eye holes with a single perforation above each, cheek pieces that leave a slender vertical opening for the mouth, and a flared neck guard. Incised on the brow is a bifurcated ketos (sea serpent) with two heads, at whose center is a palmette motif which is repeated and elaborated on the outer corners of each eye hole
Ca. 550 - 500 BC.
Published: R. Hixenbaugh and A. Valdman, Ancient Greek Helmets: a Complete Guide and Catalog, 2019, cat. no. C570.
Formerly in an American private collection, acquired in the 1970s; Christie's, New York, June 13, 2000, lot 270; subsequently in a New Jersey private collection.
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