Helmet by Unknown Artist

A Corinthian type helmet hammered from a single sheet which made it far more resistant.

Details

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
25.4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£12,974 ( Total: £31,957)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
Sotheby's

It has a simple domed form with a long noseguard, almond shaped eyes and an off-set neckguard. The edge of the helmet is pierced with holes for attaching a lining.

Provenance

Part of a collection gathered during the 19th Century; Charterhouse collection by mid-20th Century; Sotheby's sale of the Charterhouse collection in 2002.

Venue details

Manchester Museum The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, MANCHESTER Greater Manchester M13 9PL 0161 275 2648 www.manchester.ac.uk/museum

Entry details

Free to all

Daily, 10am – 5pm
Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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