Helmet of the Corinthian type
Bronze, dark green. Second quarter of the 6th century BCE.
Height 28 cm.
Inv. No. . 578.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Helmet of the Corinthian type.

Bronze, dark green. Second quarter of the 6th century BCE.
Height 28 cm.
Inv. No. . 578.

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Origin:
Unknown; from the Campana collection, acquired in 1862.
Description:
Helmet of the Corinthian type, belonging to a hoplite who was equipped with a shield, greaves, armour and a helmet.

The helmet consists of a spherical cap, dented, with openings for the eyes, mouth and chin. At the back, there is a protruding section to protect the neck. The bridge of the nose is protected by a tonguelike guard. The cap ends with cheek-guards which are straight and rigid, not movable as on Attic helmets. The helmet was adorned with a crest.

N. Gulaeva, D. Vanhove
Literature:
Unpublished, mentioned by Stéphani, no. 376 p. 33. E. Guédéonow (Paris, 1861) no. 3, p. 40.
Credits:
1993. Photo, text: OLYMPISM IN ANTIQUITY. Olympic Museum Lausanne. Bertelsmann UFA. Industria Gráfica S. A. Barcelona, 1993, p. 110 cat. no. 53.
Photo M. Verhasselt (Brussels-Dilbeek).
1993 Comité International Olympique.
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