Western Asiatic Babylonian Infantry Helmet - Lot No. 0496

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Western Asiatic Babylonian Infantry Helmet

Antiquities - Arms and Armour


LOT 0496

Estimate
GBP (£) 5,000 - 7,000
EUR (€) 5,600 - 7,850
USD ($) 6,390 - 8,940

Opening Bid: £4,500 (EUR 5,044; USD 5,750)
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WESTERN ASIATIC BABYLONIAN INFANTRY HELMET
8th-7th century BC

A bronze conical helmet formed from a single sheet with securing staples to the rear, lateral D-shaped ear-guards, perforated rim. 677 grams, 38cm (15").

Condition
Fine condition, some restoration.
Condition report [Click to show]

Provenance
From a North West London collection; previously acquired in the 1980s. Accompanied by metallurgic analytical report number 110772/563, written by Metallurgist Dr. Brian Gilmour of the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford.

Literature
Cf. Christie's sale 6th November 2002, item 11 for type.

Date
Tuesday 4th September 2018 to Monday 10th September 2018: Ancient Art, Antiquities & Coins

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Auction Venue:
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Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 3rd Sept. 2018
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

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10am : Lots 1 - 651

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Harwich, CO12 4DN

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