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Object Number:MS1607
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Italy
Etruria (uncertain)
Date Made: 700BC-200BC
Early Date: -700
Late Date: -200
Height: 18.42 cm
Length: 26.67 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Etruscan (1975 - 2000) View Objects in Exhibition
Weapons and Defense (27 Oct 1951 - 06 Jan 1952) View Objects in Exhibition
Classical World - Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 145-146, no. 108View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.. Philadelphia. University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p.213, no.4View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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