Inv. n°: MMoCA172

Etruscan Bronze Negau Helmet of the Vetulonia Type

With a high domed body surmounted by a median ridge, the low chamfer merges into a very narrow brim. The splayed, double-leaf-shaped base of a large spike of a crest holder is soldered onto the forward part of the crown.

h. 20.5 cm with crest-holder: h. 25.1 cm

5th century BC



  • Axel Guttmann Collection, Berlin
  • Hermann Historica, Auction 49, Selected collector's pieces - Antique Arms and Armour, works of art including 50 helmets of the famous Axel Guttmann Collection, Munich, 19th October 2005, lot 180
  • Acquired at Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 25th February 2008, HMS17


  • Hermann Historica, Selected Collector's Pieces - Antique Arms and Armour, Works of Art Including 50 Helmets of the Famous Axel Guttmann Collection, Auction 49, 19th October 2005, lot 180
  • J.M. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, Royal-Athena Galleries, 2007, vol. XVIII, p. 42, fig. 84
  • M. Burns, "Graeco-Italic Militaria" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 186, fig. 7


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

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