CORINTHIAN HELMET WITH GRIFFIN CREST

The griffin was a symbol of wealth and prosperity and a guardian of prized possessions. The mythical griffin had powerful wings, the body of a lion and the beak of an eagle. Griffins were sacred to Apollo, whose treasure they guarded, they are also associated with Dionysos as the guardians of his ever-flowing supply of wine. 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. The prototype for these helmets is the plain, uncrested Corinthian style of the 6th century BC. Originals of these can be seen in museums across the world, but the prototypes are in Olympia museum. These helmets, as with all our other bronze items, are cast in Greece, using the traditional 'lost wax' method, therefore each piece is unique. It was made in Greece, stands 35 centimeters high, 18 centimeters width, and weighs approximately 10 kg.

 

Helmet Details:

Condition: New, Handmade in Greece.

Material: Bronze

Height: 35cm (13.8")

Width: 18cm (7.1")

Weight: 10 kg

Please be aware that, due to the fact that our products are either individually cast, carved, painted and hand finished, there will inevitably be minor variations in size, colour and texture.(138)