Inv. n°: MMoCA161

Etruscan Bronze Villanovan Helmet with Comb Crest

The shallow, round body is forged from a single piece of sheet bronze with the two-part knobbed comb between a plate in front and rear decorated with three long bolts each riveted to it.

h. 22.5 cm

8th century BC

Bronze

Provenance

  • Ex Axel Guttmann collection, Berlin
  • Acquired by Hermann Historica, Auction 49, Selected collector's pieces - antique arms and armour, works of art, including 50 helmets of the famous Axel Guttman collection, Munich, 19th October 2005, lot 187
  • Acquired at Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 25th February 2008

Publications

  • J. M. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, Royal-Athena Galleries, 2007, vol. XVIII, p. 38, fig. 75

Exhibitions

  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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