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Greek Terracotta Head of a Youth Wearing Pilos Helmet

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Magna Graecia, South Italic Colonies, early Hellenistic, ca. 5th to 4th century CE. A handsome mold-made pottery head of a youth wearing a pilos or pileus, the traditional pointed helmet worn by the Hellenistic infantrymen, indicating that he may be the Greek god Hermes (Roman Mercury), part of an equestrian group, or simply a young man. The ancient visage displays almond-shaped eyes beneath an arched brow, a naturalistic nose, and full lips, all capped by flowing waves of hair. Size: 2.875" W x 4.25" H (7.3 cm x 10.8 cm); 9.25" H (23.5 cm) on included custom stand.

The pilos was made traditionally from a single sheet of bronze hammered into a cone, allowing armies to quickly equip large numbers of soldiers. They were in use from around the time of the Peloponnesian War (431 to 404 BCE) to 150 BCE.

Provenance: private Corpus Christi, Texas, USA estate collection, acquired 1960s to 1970s

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Condition
Fragment of a larger piece. Some nicks and abrasions commensurate with age. Otherwise, very nice with lovely encrustations throughout.
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Greek Terracotta Head of a Youth Wearing Pilos Helmet

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Jun 24
Starting Price $650
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Lot 0007 Details

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Magna Graecia, South Italic Colonies, early Hellenistic, ca. 5th to 4th century CE. A handsome mold-made pottery head of a youth wearing a pilos or pileus, the traditional pointed helmet worn by the Hellenistic infantrymen, indicating that he may be the Greek god Hermes (Roman Mercury), part of an equestrian group, or simply a young man. The ancient visage displays almond-shaped eyes beneath an arched brow, a naturalistic nose, and full lips, all capped by flowing waves of hair. Size: 2.875" W x 4.25" H (7.3 cm x 10.8 cm); 9.25" H (23.5 cm) on included custom stand.

The pilos was made traditionally from a single sheet of bronze hammered into a cone, allowing armies to quickly equip large numbers of soldiers. They were in use from around the time of the Peloponnesian War (431 to 404 BCE) to 150 BCE.

Provenance: private Corpus Christi, Texas, USA estate collection, acquired 1960s to 1970s

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#165119
Condition
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Fragment of a larger piece. Some nicks and abrasions commensurate with age. Otherwise, very nice with lovely encrustations throughout.

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