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Helmet of Corinthian type

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Bronze helmet of Corinthian type. The helmet is characterized not only by its engraving but by a series of small holes along the edges of the nose-piece, the eye-holes, and lower edge, with many bronze pins being preserved. These holes and pins were used to fasten a lining of leather, inside and...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Adolph Loewi, 1331 Miller Drive, Los Angeles 46, California (according to acquisition paperwork: said to be from a grave in the necropolis at Valenzano near Bari); purchased by MFA from Adolph Loewi, June 3, 1948, for $ 3,500.00

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, later 6th–early 5th century B.C. (probably shortly before 500 B.C.)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 582; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 17.2 (6 3/4 in.), Diameter: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.), Weight: 1348.7 gm (3 lb.)

Accession Number

48.498a-d

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Armor