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LOT 0450

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GBP (£) 4,000 - 6,000
EUR (€) 4,540 - 6,810
USD ($) 5,080 - 7,620

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

Early 4th century BC

A bronze Chalcidian helmet formed as a bowl raised from a single sheet with carination to the crown and repoussé bands at the ear-openings and brow; between the contoured brows a stub nasal; to the rear a narrow flange neck-guard; the cheek pieces connected to the bowl by a five-part hinge with two loops on the cheek piece, repoussé sickle-shaped ornament and hole for attachment of a securing thong. 908 grams, 23.5cm (9 1/4"). 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 598/131499.

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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