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Bronze helmet of Illyrian type

Period:
Classical
Date:
early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 8 11/16 in. (22 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Gift of Estée Lauder Inc., 1992
Accession Number:
1992.180.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
In the Illyrian helmet, the opening for the face is rectilinear, with a horizontal line at the forehead and two verticals at the inner edges of the cheekpieces. Two parallel ridges on the crown frame the crest.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1992. "One Hundred Twenty-second Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 122: p. 36.

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