Apex of a Phrygian Helmet

Culture: Greek
Period: 5th-4th century B.C.
Material: Bronze, Silver
Dimensions: 14 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2323
Provenance: Old German private collection. Auctioned on 24 September 2011 at Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger Munich, Germany, lot 1181. Thence collection Claus-Eberhard Schultze, Berlin, Germany.
Condition: Fragment
Description: Apex of a Phrygian helmet formed of two bronze sheets. The name given to this type of helmet are derived from its shape, in particular the high and forward inclined apex, in which it resembles the caps (usually of leather) habitually worn by Phrygian and Thracian people. On one side a preserved leaf-formed silver applique which had a decorative purpose. Mounted.