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LOT 0449

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GBP (£) 4,000 - 6,000
EUR (€) 4,570 - 6,860
USD ($) 5,100 - 7,650

Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £3,600
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Greek Chalcidian Helmet

Early 4th century BC

A Chalcidian helmet formed as a bronze bowl with carination to the crown, flared edges at the ear openings and above the eyes; a short nasal with flared rim and rear flange neck-guard; the cheek pieces connected to the bowl by a five-part hinge, each D-shaped with contoured forward edge. 783 grams, 33cm (13"). Fine condition; some restoration.

Provenance
Property of an Oslo gentleman; formerly in a Norwegian arms and armour collection; previously with Numisma Mynthandel, Norway; acquired from a Mayfair gallery, London, UK, in 2007; previously in the private North American collection of Bruce Ferrini, Ohio, USA; accompanied by a metallurgic analytical report written by Metallurgist Dr. Brian Gilmour of the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford, report number 133614.

Literature
See Born, H. Die Helme des Hephaistos. Handwerk und Technik griescchischer Bronzen in Olympia, München, 2009 for discussion.


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 27th May 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

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10am : Lots 1 - 660

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