30c: A Greek Bronze Helmet Of Illyrian Type
Greece, Archaic Period, ca. 600 to 550 B.C. Of hammered sheet, with a flaring neck-guard, two parallel double ridges running across the crown front to back, a perforation between the ridges at the front, one on each ridge at the crown, and two at the back, all for attachment of a crest, a raised horizontal ridge above the brow, the perimeter with evenly-spaced gilt-bronze rivets, the proper left cheek-guard with a perforation at the forward tip. 9-1/2"H x 7-1/4"W x 9-1/2"D.
Provenance: Ex-W. Farmer Collection, Maryland purchased in the German Art Market.
This lot will be sold not subject to a reserve. The starting price is the price at which the item can sell.
Overall excellent, with two small areas of repair (helmet has been x-ray'd - minimal repair confirmed). Wonderful patina!