Bronze helmet

Greek, Cretan

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152

Bronze helmet with two winged youths on each side who flank and grasp a pair of entwined serpents. They are dressed in short kilts, wear winged sandals and have wings on their backs that appear to be attached with straps. Although some scholars have identified these figures as the legendary Cretan craftsman Daidalos and his son Icarus, they probably represent local daemonic beings. Below them are two panthers with a common head.

Bronze helmet, Bronze, Greek, Cretan

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