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Bronze ´Corinthian´ Helmet

ca. 600 BC
MS 1608
The most common type of helmet in use during the Archaic period. Beaten out of a single sheet of bronze, it provided good protection to the forehead, nose and cheek areas. The two cheek pieces are separated to leave a gap exposing the mouth. Its shape only approximates the contours of the human skull, necessitating a fur or felt lining.
H. 20.5; L. 21.7; W. 18.9 cm. UM neg. G6-10872.

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