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Helmet of Negau type

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The helmet has a domed form with a central ridge and with a concave channel above the flanged rim. There is a row of stamped upright palmettes along the edge of the crown, with a row of short vertical strokes below. On the rim two rows of short vertical strokes are separated by a row of running...

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Provenance

By 1968: with Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street, London, W1 (Sotheby & Co. auction, November 26, 1968, lot 151, illus.); by 1969: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 40, December 13, 1969, lot 143, 2 illus.); by 1969: Landon T. Clay Collection; gift of Landon T. Clay to MFA, January 14, 1970

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Italic, Late Archaic or Classical Period, 500–400 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Height x width: 22.7 x 25.6 cm (8 15/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1970.35

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Armor