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Bronze pilos (helmet of conical shape)

Period:
Classical
Date:
5th century B.C. or later
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
8 1/16in. (20.5cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.2.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The type of helmet known as a pilos is derived from a felt cap of similar shape, often included in depictions of herdsmen and others who worked outdoors.
Said to be from Sicily

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 1541, pp. 414-15, New York: Gilliss Press.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 83, 85, fig. 105, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 83, 85, fig. 105, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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