Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bronze armorer working on a helmet

late 8th–early 7th century B.C.
H. 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1942
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
The craftsman sits on the ground in front of a Corinthian helmet that is probably supported by a stake. He holds the helmet with his left hand and probably grasped a mallet with his right.
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