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Bronze helmet

Period:
Archaic
Date:
late 7th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cretan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.281.49
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
Bronze helmet with two long-legged horses worked in repoussé with incised details; on the cheekpieces, small engraved lions.
Inscription: Inscribed on left side: "Synenitos the son of Euklotas [took this]"
Said to be from Afrati (ancient Arkades), Crete

Acquired October 26, 1989, gift of the Norbert Schimmel Trust; at least from 1967, collection of Norbert Schimmel.
Mitten, David Gordon and Suzannah F. Doeringer. 1967. Master Bronzes from the Classical World no. 30, pp. 48-49, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Matz, Friedrich. 1970. Dädalische Kunst auf Kreta im 7. Jahrhundert v. Chr no. A2, p. 30, color pl. 1, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Hoffmann, Herbert and Antony Erich Raubitschek. 1972. Early Cretan Armorers. nos. H1, H2, pls. 1, Mainz: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Muscarella, Oscar White. 1974. Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection no. 14, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Neumann, Gunter. 1974. "Zu den kretischen Kriegernamen auf den Waffen von Afrati." Zeitschrift für vergleichende Sprachforschung, : pp. 32-40.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1979. Greek Art of the Aegean Islands. no. 90, p. 141, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Levi, Peter. 1980. Atlas of the Greek World. p. 69, Oxford: Phaidon Press.

Hampe, Roland and Erika Simon. 1980. Un Millénaire d'Art Grec 1600-600. p. 125, pls. 189-91, Fribourg, Suisse: Office du Livre.

Milleker, Elizabeth J. 1992. "Ancient Art: Gifts from The Norbert Schimmel Collection." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 49(4): p. 38.

Milleker, Elizabeth J. 1993. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1992-1993." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 51(2): p. 38.

Carratelli, Giovanni Pugliese and Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli. 1994. Enciclopedia dell'Arte Antica, Classica e Orientale: Atlante delle Forme Ceramiche, Suppl. 2, Vol. 2. plate p. 328, Rome: Instituto della Enciclopedia Italiana.

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Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 37, pp. 54, 416, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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