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Bronze helmet of Corinthian type

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th–5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H.: 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.51.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
This was the most common helmet worn by Greeks for hoplite (heavy infantry) warfare. Additional equipment typically included a cuirass (body armor), greaves (shin guards), a circular shield, a thrusting spear, and a short sword. This helmet is said to be from Olympia.
Said to be from Olympia

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1921. "Classical Accessions: Bronzes." Bullletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 16 (2): p. 36.

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