A CORINTHIAN TYPE BRONZE HELMET
5th Century B. C.
"War as art. This elegant and venerable Greek armor
form was well known to both Alexander and his father, Philip of Macedon."
With carinated crown and sharply raking cheekpieces, an offset border around the almond-shaped eyes and slender nose-guard, extended eyeline, the underside of the left side edge with Greek inscription reading "AKISTOME".31 cm highProvenance:Acquired in 1988, Freiburg.Published:H. Born and S. Hansen, Helme und Waffen Alteuropas: Sammlung Axel Guttman, IX, Mainz, 2001, pl. 138 (AG 208).