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Corinthian helmet

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Little pins show that this helmet, of Corinthian type, was lined with leather. There are no visible signs of attachment for a crest. The bowl has been broken through, apparently by blows; there is a round hole in the back of the neck. Dark green patina. The helmet is the Corinthian type with...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Elis, bought in Athens with MFA 98.665); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 650–625 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 581; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.664

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Armor