Bronze helmet of South Italian-Corinthian type

Late Classical or Hellenistic
mid-4th–mid-3rd century B.C.
H. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm)
width 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
depth 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Bill Blass, 2002
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
These helmets represent South Italian adaptations of the Greek type known as Corinthian. The general shape is more open at the bottom, and the articulation of the face includes marked ridges above the eyes and at the "hairline." The example with the plume holder (2003.407.4) also has lightly traced ornament and the figure of a horse.
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