Ancient Greek Art Corinthian Helmet With Sphinx 18cm

New  Ancient Greek Art Corinthian Helmet With Sphinx 18cm

Corinthian Helmet of a hoplite with crest with stripes, depicting a sphinx.


Hand-Made Bronze Sculpture with Quality Guarantee. Traditionally made with the method of casting bronze and with a museum-like oxidization.


The Corinthian helmet originated in ancient Greece and took its name from the city-state of Corinth. It was a helmet made of bronze which in its later styles covered the entire head and neck, with slits for the eyes and mouth. A large curved projection protected the nape of the neck.

Out of combat, a Greek hoplite would wear the helmet tipped upward for comfort. This practice gave rise to a series of variant forms in Italy, where the slits were almost closed, since the helmet was no longer pulled over the face but worn cap-like. Although the classical Corinthian helmet fell out of use among the Greeks in favour of more open types, the Italo-Corinthian types remained in use until the 1st century AD, being used, among others, by the Roman army.

Specifications
Weight 1130g
Height 18cm
Material Bronze

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Traditionally made with the method of casting bronze and with a museum-like oxidization.

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