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Bronze helmet

Period:
Archaic
Date:
late 7th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cretan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 8 1/4 in. (20.96 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.281.50
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Inscribed above visor: "Neopolis"

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Afrati (ancient Arkades), Crete

    Acquired October 26, 1989, gift of the Norbert Schimmel Trust; in the collection of Norbert Schimmel from at least 1968.

  • References

    Mitten, David Gordon and Suzannah F. Doeringer. 1967. Master Bronzes from the Classical World Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, no. 29, pp. 45-47.

    Matz, Friedrich. 1970. Dädalische Kunst auf Kreta im 7. Jahrhundert v. Chr Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, no. A1, pp. 28-29, pls. 5-6.

    Muscarella, Oscar White. 1974. Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, no. 15.

    Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1979. Greek Art of the Aegean Islands. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 89, p. 140.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Despotes Theron, no. 9.

    Milleker, Elizabeth J. 1993. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1992-1993." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 51(2): p. 38.

    Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 37, pp. 54, 416.

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