Inv. n°: MMoCA186

Pilos Type Crested Helmet

Characteristically cone-shaped, bronze Pilos helmet with broad, offset rim. With a central Gorgoneion on the brow and four-spoke wheel appliqués on the sides above the pairs of holes for the chinstraps. Three piece helmet crest with wave-shaped and serrated decoration.

h. 23.4 cm

4th- 3rd century BC

Bronze

Provenance

  • Axel Guttman Collection (H188/AG 550)
  • Acquired at Herman Historica, Antiquities from the Axel Guttman Collection and other Properties, sale 56, Munich, 8th October 2008, lot 51

Publications

  • Hermann Historica, Auction 56, Munich, October 2008, lot 51
  • M. Burns, "Graeco-Italic Militaria" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 209, fig. 82
  • Nice-Matin, 3rd March 2013, p. 32
  • C. Dauphin, Animals in the Ancient World. The Levett Bestiary, Levett Collection Series 2, France, 2014, p. 95
  • R. Hixenbaugh, Ancient Greek Helmets : A Complete Guide and Catalogue, 2019, p. 534, H263
  • W. Goralski, "Pyrrhus Meets Rome. A New Reconstruction of Heracle" in J. Oorthuys (ed.), Ancient Warfare, August-September 2019, Vol. XIII, Issue I, p. 32

Exhibitions

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

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