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LOT 0517

Estimate
GBP (£) 20,000 - 30,000
EUR (€) 22,920 - 34,380
USD ($) 25,820 - 38,740

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£20,000 (EUR 22,923; USD 25,825) (+bp*) Add to Watch list

Greek One-Piece Helmet of Chalcidian Type

Early 4th century BC

A bronze helmet of Chalcidian type formed as a one-piece bronze bowl with carination to the crown and everted bands at the ear openings and brow; between the contoured brows a short keeled nasal with rivet, applied brow stiffener to one side and holes for attachment rivets to the other; to the rear a narrow flange neck-guard and loop to attach a crest; integral leaf-shaped cheek-guards with squared ends; ancient repair to the upper face of the bowl and neck guard chipped; mounted on a custom-made stand. 1.6 kg, 49cm including stand (19 1/4"). Original 'as found' condition, with marine encrustations.

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Provenance
Ex Wiedman collection, UK, since 2001; previously with archaeologist Robert Deutsch, Israel; accompanied by a copy of the original export licence, AWB and invoice from the Archeological Centre, Jaffa. Accompanied by a report of metallurgic analytical report number 120676/574, written by Metallurgist Dr. Brian Gilmour of the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford.

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

Footnotes
Chalcidian helmets and their derivatives were widely used in the Greek world and in the Greek colonies in southern Italy.


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