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Helmet of Corinthian type

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The helmet is an Italic version of the Corinthian type, with two holes in the top for a crest and a ridge dividing the upper part from the lower. There is an ancient repair over the left eye-hole. The top contains two holes to attach the crest, now missing. There are two similar holes off center...

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Provenance

By date unknown: said to have been found near Bologna with objects 61.376, 61.377, 61.378, and 61.379; by 1960: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 10, 1961: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $ 1400 - (this is the total price of 61.375-61.379).

Credit Line

Classical Department Purchase Fund in memory of Miss Grace Nelson

Italic, Late Archaic Period, 510–480 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 586; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x depth: 21 x 28 cm (8 1/4 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

61.375

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Armor