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Greek Illyrian Bronze Hoplite Helmet w/ Art Loss Cert. Lot 16A Part of a live auction event on Wednesday, Jun 20

$17,000.00 1 Bid Sold

Seller: artemisgallerylive (36) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263746544517 LOT 16ASeller's Estimate: USD 25,000 - 35,000 **Back at auction due to non-paying bidder** Northwestern Greece, ca. late 6th to 5th centuries BCE. A war helmet made of hammered bronze sheet, with a rectilinear opening for the face, long, pointed cheek pieces, and twin parallel ridges on the crown frame the crest. The back and sides flare out to guard the neck and have pseudo-rivets incised around them. The forehead had three ridges just above the riveted border. This example has a rich, blue-green patina. These helmets were particularly popular in northern Greece, in the province of Illyria, in the modern day Balkans. They were made for hoplites, the citizen-soldiers of the Greek city states, who often furnished their own bronze armor. As a result, regional styles developed and there is a great deal of variation in shape and form. Size: 8.5" L x 7.15" W x 11" H (21.6 cm x 18.2 cm x 27.9 cm); 17.5" H (44.4 cm) on included custom stand. Armor was not just for battle, however. The pseudo-rivets on this example show that this was made for parades or to be worn in death - on a battle helmet, those rivets would have been real, to attach to a leather guard. Excavations at Sindos in Macedonia, a necropolis with the remains of Greek soldiers, have found that there was a standardized and probably ritualized method for burial. This included the placement of armor in carefully proscribed areas of the body. The helmet was placed over the head, along with a strip of gold over the mouth and possibly others over the eyes. See similar examples to this helmet from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1992.180.1, 2006.221, 2003.407.6) and the Louvre (CA 2221Or). Accompanied by an Art Loss Register certificate. Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection; ex private German collection, acquired in 1960s 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 and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #132478 Condition Report: Repaired and stabilized, with small areas of restoration, mainly at the top of the helmet and on the lower parts of the cheek pieces. Incredible mottled green and blue-green azurite patina. X-Ray is included in photographs. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Exceptional Day 1 | Antiquities, Asian, Russian, Fine Art offered by Artemis Gallery Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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