Inv. n°: MMoCA257

Bronze Helmet of Apulo-Corinthian Type

High, clearly set-off skull with a strongly contoured brow bow. Small eye cut-outs and a short, cut-out nose-guard. Flanged neck-guard with preserved loop. Remnants of a riveted crest-holder on the crown. Profuse engraved decor. An attacking boar is depicted on each cheek-piece. The nape of the neck displays a sphinx, a boar, a lion and a mythical creature. The perimeter and eye cut-outs are bordered in a fine herringbone pattern. This type of helmet was worn atop the head like a cap. The apertures for the eyes and nasal guard were too small to be functional and are purely decorative features.

h. 25.5 cm

6th-5th century BC

Bronze

Provenance

  • Ex private collection, Germany
  • Acquired from Hermann Historica, Auction 57, Munich, 22nd April 2009, lot 37

Publications

  • Hermann Historica, Auction 57, April 2009, lot 37
  • The Soane Banquet, October 2010
  • LMSnews, France, December 2010-January/February 2011, no. 44, p. 108
  • Cote Magazine, France, 2011, p. 155
  • Cote Magazine, France, April 2011, p. 107
  • Cote magazine, France, March 2011, no. 191, p. 10
  • Cote d'Azur Loisirs, France, 2011
  • M. Burns, "Graeco-Italic Militaria" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 213, fig. 93
  • V. Torres-Hugon, "Hoplite, le premier guerrier de l'histoire", Antiquité, hors-série, Éditions Heimdal, France, 2017, no. 1, p. 21
  • V. Torres-Hugon, Hoplite, le premier guerrier de l'histoire, Éditions Heimdal, France, 2018, p. 21

Exhibitions

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

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