A South-East European Chalcidian helmet, type V, 4th century B.C.
Works of Art, Antiquities | A83kua | Live auction | 712 Lots
DescriptionThe skull hammered in one piece, with a slight central crown. The upper skull is offset from the lower part of the helmet by a distinct section, this extending over the forehead and drawn up to a point at the top. The lower helmet reinforced with a metal sheet appliquéd over the bow-shaped eye cutouts. Between these elements is the short nose guard, also reinforced. Circular cutouts for the ears at the sides. Behind them, the lateral neck guard extending down well beyond the jaw, curving backwards in an arc. The lower edge of the helmet with several perforations between the cutouts for the eyes and ears to attach the cheek pieces. The cheek pieces in good condition, with a matching row of perforations at the top. The partially torn and fractured skull expertly reassembled and stabilised. Small parts replaced on the forehead and the nape of the neck. Approx. 95% of the original material is still preserved. Beautiful green patina, otherwise intact. An impressive type V helmet, such as is rarely found (Egg). Dimensions including cheek pieces approx. 32 x . 17.5 x 23.5 cm.
Provenance: From the Lithuanian art trade.
Condition: II - Questions about the lot?