Early Chalcidian Bronze Helmet

Culture: Greek
Period: 6th-5th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 37 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2251
Provenance: English private collection, acquired between 1970 and 1980.
Condition: Restorations on the cheek guards, the pins for the hinges are modern, the helmet itself is only stabilized.
Description: Very expressive and broad bronze helmet of Chalcidian type. The domed crown with a mask-like front. The eyes and ears are cut out, the round sections are each accentuated in high relief. The nose-guard deeply reaching down, at the back a neck-guard. Movable cheek guards are hinged on the sides, rounded on the back, in the front angular. On the lower parts they are perforated for binding them together on the chin. An early, archaic helmet of Chalcidian type which was in used in the entire ancient Greece world from 500 B.C. to the period of Alexander the Great. Mounted.