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Bronze helmet of Illyrian type

5th or early 4th century B.C.
Height 26 cm (from cheek guard to crown)
Credit Line:
Gift of Martin E. Segal, 2006
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
The Illyrian helmet was a popular type in the Classical period. A similiar helmet with the elaborate plumed crest that was once attached between the ridges on the top appears on silver tetraobols of the Macedonian King Perdiccas II (ca. 454-413 B.C.).
Formerly in the Kyros Melas Collection, London, England. With the Aridane Galleries since 1993; acquired by Martin Segal from the Ariadne Galleries in 2000; partial gift of Martin Segal to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2006, with the remaining portion given in 2012.
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