Greek Archaic Corinthian Bronze Helmet

Culture: Greek
Period: 7th-6th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 21.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2529
Provenance: With Steen Strømberg, Copenhagen, Denmark prior to 2000. From there acquired by Peter Mustoner in 2004. With an old bronze collection lead and a copy of the 2004 invoice.
Condition: Some closed corrosion holes, as well as a restauration at the back part. Overall an impressive helmet of the early Corinthian form.
Description: Early helmet of the second stage of the Corinthian type. The archaic head guard is hammered from one thick piece of bronze sheet and has long, towards the front tapering cheek pieces. The nose guard is almost of the same length, straight and slightly bent outwards. The eyes are almond-shaped and tapering outwards. The spherical calotte with a far protruding round back of the head, merging at the bottom to a subtly projecting neck guard. Around the eyes perforations for attaching the lining, possibly in leather. A very early, rare helmet of a hoplite from the archaic period. See for the type “Antike Helme, Sammlung Lipperheide und andere Bestände des Antikenmuseums Berlin”, Mainz 1988, pages 65ff. As well as Randolph Hixenbaugh “Ancient Greek Helmets, a complete guide and catalogue”, New York 2019, C262 page 375 and C442 page 615. Mounted.