The crest on this little freestanding bronze helmet is decorated with the Greek key motif. This is also known as the 'meander' or 'meandros', which appears throughout ancient Greek art, from the geometric period onwards. It is a symbol of infinity and unity, also thought to represent the labyrinth or maze, and the eternal quest for truth.
The prototype for these bronze helmets is the plain, uncrested style of the Corinthian style of the 6th century BC. Originals of these can be seen in museums across the world. This one is based on an original in the Goulandris Collection in the Museum of Cycladic Art, in Athens.
|dimensions etc||Height: 6cm|
|material||Bronze. Cast using the lost wax method of antiquity. It is cast 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 between one helmet and another.|
|country of origin||Made in Greece. It's All Greek is proud to have been working with the Semitekolo family foundry since 1999.|
mini bronze helmet with Greek key crest
- Code: BH-15
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £20.83