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Bronze cheek piece of a helmet

Period:
Mid-Imperial
Date:
late 2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 1/2 x 4 1/8 x 1 1/16 in. (16.5 x 10.5 x 2.7 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mrs. Edward S. Litchfield Gift, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.11.13
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168
This left cheek piece is decorated with the figure of Victory bearing a trophy. It probably belongs to an officer's helmet, since its ornate workmanship would accord with the owner's high rank.
Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1997. Thespiades-Zodiacus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 8. Victoria, no. 150, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 439, pp. 377, 491-92, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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