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Bronze helmet of Corinthian type

early 6th century B.C.
Overall: 8 5/8 x 7 3/4 x 11 in. (21.9 x 19.7 x 27.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Bill Blass, 2002
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The helmet represents a characteristic form of the late seventh and early sixth century B.C. Unusual, however, is the interior, because it shows three sections that have been joined together--the calotte, the lower wall, and the nose-piece. The projections along the edges are the remains of rivets that would have secured an added material such as bone or ivory.
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Blass, Bill. 2002. Bare Blass, Cathy Horyn, ed. p. 136, New York: HarperCollins.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2004. "One Hundred Thirty-fourth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 134: p. 19.

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