About this object

This helmet is of Corinthian type with a flat base line, a wide nose and a carination above the forehead that it pointed sharply upwards and is linked with a vertical carination to the eyebrows represented in repousse. The eyebrows and the band above the carination round the helmet's crown are bordered by thin relief lines. The helmet has no nail holes or inscriptions or signs of bending in the cheek guards that would indicate it is from a sanctuary.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Greece
  • Date made
    6th Century BC late - 5th Century BC early
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Puchased from Sotheby & Co Auction House
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
    1966 before
  • Measurements
    205 mm x 180 mm x 260 mm
  • Note
    A.H. Jackson (University of Manchester, 15.11.82) observed similar to British Museum no.251 from the Walters H, Catalogue of Bronzes in the British Museum. Also similar in the relief lines to a helmet found in a grave in Sicily and in the Staatliche Museum of Kunstasmmlungen in Kassel and included in U. Hoeckmann's, Antike Bronzen, 1972, no.16.. A. Jackson observed that it may be likely to be from a tomb in Sicily or South Italy. Dimensions of display vitrine: H 400 x W 280 x D 340
  • Related people
    Sotheby's ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Sotheby's

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1966
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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