The findings of ancient Greek weapons, inspired us to create this marvelous copy of an ancient Corinthian helmet, that was found at the Ancient Olympia. The original helmet was made in a workshop in Peloponnese and it is dated from the end of 6th century to mid-5th century BC. The helmet is made of copper with natural oxidation and it is mounted on wooden base.
Dimensions: 22cm x 30cm | Dimensions of the base: 20 cm x 11 cm x 1,5 cm
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The largest collection of ancient weapons known today, mainly late Geometric and Archaic, has come from Olympia. Weapons were by far the most suitable gift to Zeus, who presided over the fortunes of the competitors in the Olympic Games at Olympia, just as he presided over the outcome of battle elsewhere.
The offerings of cities from booty taken in victorious campaigns, or of individuals from their personal panoplies are not only tangible and incontestable evidence of actual historic events, thanks to the inscriptions so often engraved upon them, they enlarge our knowledge of the art of war as practised by the ancient Greeks. In addition, their decoration makes a rich contribution to the depiction of myths , and many possess particular artistic merit.
This exact helmet is a bronze "Corinthian" helmet from a Peloponnesian work-shop and it is dated from the end of the 6th century to mid-5th century BC. The helmets passed through various stages of development from the end of the 8th century to the mid-5th century BC. It is clear that with the passing of time, their shape came to follow the contours of the skull more and more closely so that they were a better fit on the warrior's head.
The original helmet is kept at the museum of ancient Olympia.
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