Western Asiatic Conical Bronze Helmet of an Infantryman

Culture: Assyrian
Period: 8th-7th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 38.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6314
Provenance: Belgian private collection Patje Aerssens (1907-1944), acquired 1959 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Accompanied by an original invoice.
Condition: Except for some small, minimal breaks on the rim intact and unrestored.
Description: Almost perfectly preserved helmet in conical form, which was made of one single bronze sheet including the cheek guards. The calotte is slightly curved outwards and ends at a tall point. The lower edge of the helmet is pierced along the face cut-out, the cheek guards and the rear part with holes arranged in pairs, which were used to attach a helmet lining flanged to the outside. The overlapping ends of the rolled-up bronze sheet are fixed with four rivets, three of which are still preserved. The helmet originates from the northern region of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and probably belonged to an Assyrian or Babylonian infantryman. Mounted.