Location: On Display in the Etruscan Italy Gallery

From: Italy | Etruria (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS1607
Current Location Etruscan Italy Gallery - On Display
Provenience Italy | Etruria (uncertain)
Date Made 700BC-200BC
Section Mediterranean
Materials Bronze | Copper Alloy

Picene Bell-helmut. Bronze. Circular. Two ball projections on either side. At front and back are two small oblong pieces through which hole is pierced. Hemispherical helmut, with flaring brim. There is a band of tongue decoration done in incision on the brim. There is an oblong strip of bronze attached to the front and back of the helmet with a hole punched through; in conjunction with a pair of raised bands on the helmet these oblong strips probably held a crest. On either side of the helmet is a bronze covered lead (?) buss designed to deflect sword strokes.

Height 18.42 cm
Length 26.67 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896

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