Condition: New, Made in Greece. Material: Pure Bronze Height: 16 cm - 6,3 inches Width: 4 cm - 1,6 inches Length: 6 cm - 2,4 inches Weight: 220 g
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 the Goulandris Collection in the Museum of Cycladic Art or in the Olympia museum . The crests would not have been in bronze and the original helmets are much 'thinner' than our reproductions which are definitely not to be worn! These helmets, as with all our other bronze items, are cast in Greece, using the traditional 'lost wax' method. The uncrested helmets are cast in one, the crested ones in two parts, then the crest inserted. You can still see the 'wax marks' on the inside. As they are not mass-produced, there will inevitably be slight variations in patination and colouring. Each piece is, therefore, unique. They range from 'battle-scarred' (rough surface with the occasional 'hole') to 'smooth'. Also, please allow for variations of a millimetre or two from the specified height. The Corinthian helmet type is one of the most immediately recognizable types of helmet, romantically associated with the great heroes of Ancient Greece, even by the Ancient Greeks themselves who rapidly moved to helmet types with better visibility, but still depicted their heroes in these helmets. 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.