A Published Chalcidian Helmet

Culture: Greek
Period: 5th-4th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 25 cm high
Price: 32 000 Euro
Ref: 2368
Provenance: Private collection Axel Guttmann with the inventory number AG 194, acquired 1988 in Freiburg, Germany. With a photograph depicting the helmet in the Guttmann collection. Thence at Hermann Historica auction on 7 October 2009, lot 176 (there sold with a plume holder not belonging). Last in the English art market. Accompanied by a French antiquities passport.
Condition: Helmet deformed in ancient times and left in this condition. Stabilized inside with fiberglass. A cheek piece with a complemented point.
Description: Rare, Chalcidian bronze helmet with a clearly offset, elongated calotte, steep ridge and profiled brow gable with a large face cutout. On the brow and on the neck an eyelet for attaching the crest. Pointed, fixed cheek pieces, a perforation for a chin strap in front of each large ear-hole. A flaring neck guard, the edge of the helmet is thickened all around. An ancient repair on the back of the neck. Inside an old label from the renowned Axel Guttmann collection with the inscription AG 194. Published in: H. Born, Restaurierung antiker Bronzewaffen – Sammlung Axel Guttmann, Vol. 2, Mainz 1993, example II. Mounted.