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Helmet of Apulian-Corinthian type

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Helmet of Apulian-Corinthian form (Italian version of Corinthian form helmet). Such helmets were worn riding high up on the head, the eye-holes and nasal guard being merely decorative.The helmet has a flat area behind to protect the neck (a neckguard), a hole in each side for attaching a...

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Provenance

By 1969: with Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street, London, S1; (Sotheby & Co. auction, July 1, 1969, lot 72, illus.); Landon T. Clay Collection; gift to MFA from Landon T. Clay, September 23, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Greek, South Italian, Late Archaic or Classical Period, end of the sixth or early fifth century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 589B; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 28.5 cm (11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

69.1075

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Armor