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Illyrian-Type Helmet
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Illyrian-Type Helmet


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Description This helmet with a mask, separate nose piece, band, ring, and plaque were found, with other bronze armor, in a tomb in northern Greece. The helmet, cast with beaded and incised edges, is of a type possibly developed in the Peloponnese in the 7th century BC and later used in Illyria (a region northwest of Greece) and other foreign lands. The other objects are made of hammered sheet gold.
Provenance [Tomb in Chalkidike, Northern Greece]; Hesperia Art, Philadelphia, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1964, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A.P. Fund, 1964

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6th century BCE (Archaic)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.2456
Measurements
9 7/16 x 7 1/2 x 9 13/16 in. (24 x 19 x 25 cm)
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