The peak curves forward in the approved manner, and there is a neckpiece at the back of the curving edge. The greenish surface and the marine encrustations within indicate a find from the sea or the land nearby. Part of the upper end has been restored in plaster, where the crest broke away (?).
By date unknown: probably from a find in or near the sea based on the marine incrustations within the helmet; by 1966: with a New York dealer; 1966: with Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street, W1, London (Sotheby & Co. auction, June 13, 1966, lot 35, illus.; Sotheby & Co. auction, June 12, 1967, lot 157, illus.); Landon T. Clay Collection; gift to MFA by Landon T. Clay, September 23, 1969
Gift of Landon T. Clay
Near Eastern, Anatolian, Phrygian, Classical Period, about 450 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 589A; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).
Height: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.)
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