A unisex white t-shirt with a depiction of a helmet surrounded by the design found on the so-called Cycladic "frying pan". The helmets were an important part of the armour of the ancients Greeks. Our guide to the creation of this t-shirt was a Corinthian helmet, from a workshop in Peloponnese, dated to the end of 6th century to mid-5th century B.C. and unique shapes found in the Cyladic civilization. The depiction is painted in black, red and baby blue. The short sleeve t-shirt is available in small, medium, large and x-large size. It is made of 100% cotton and machine washable. A great artistic addition to any wardrobe.
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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 in Olympia.
6th - Mid-5th century B.C.
Available in small, medium, large, and x-large.
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