Bronze Helmet by Iron Age

Villanovan type helmet with pointed crown and ogee crest.

Details

Medium:
Bronze Dimensions: 35 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £5,000)
Acquired in:
1968
Vendor:
Spink & Son

Made of hammered sheet-metal in 2 parts, joined by folding one edge over the other but rivetted together at the forehead and nape. Early Iron Age, probably imported from the Danube region.

Provenance

Believed to have been found at Vulci, Italy.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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