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LOT 0451

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GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,430 - 4,570
USD ($) 3,820 - 5,100

Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £2,700
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Greek Chalcidian Helmet

Early 4th century BC

A bronze helmet of Chalcidian type formed as a bowl with carination to the crown and everted bands at the ear openings and brow; between the contoured brows a narrow nasal with remains of a rivet; two hinged cheek-flaps each with a rivetted reinforcing band, holes along the outer edge for attachment of a fabric liner; to the rear a narrow flange neck-guard with reinforcing strip. 992 grams, 25cm (9 3/4"). Fine condition, restored.

Provenance
From a London collection; acquired on the German art market before 2000; formerly in old German collection formed before 1990. 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 599/131500.

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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