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Bronze helmet of South Italian-Corinthian type

Period:
Late Classical or Hellenistic
Date:
mid-4th–mid-3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
bronze
Dimensions:
H. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm) width 7 7/8 in. (20 cm) depth 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Bequest of Bill Blass, 2002
Accession Number:
2003.407.5
  • Description

    These helmets represent South Italian adaptations of the Greek type known as Corinthian. The general shape is more open at the bottom, and the articulation of the face includes marked ridges above the eyes and at the "hairline." The example with the plume holder (2003.407.4) also has lightly traced ornament and the figure of a horse.

  • References

    Vogue Magazine. August 1992. Vogue, : p. 252.

    Vogel, Carol. April 4, 1993. "Home Design." New York Times Magazine, : pp. 20-21.

    Miller, Judith and Tim Clinch. 1998. Classic Style. London: Mitchell Beazley, p. 113.

    Blass, Bill. 2002. Bare Blass, Cathy Horyn, ed. New York: HarperCollins, p. 136.

    Hemingway, Seán A. 2004. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2003-2004." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 62(2): p. 7.

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