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    Posted 5 years ago

    LayManOfArt
    (21 items)

    This is a antique helmet that was an Estate acquisition. I'm unsure of the origin. Greek? ... Roman? ... African? The dimensions are approximately 18" x 12" x 7.5" and it is heavily oxidized. Can anyone help in identifying the origin of the item and it's possible age? Thanks.

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    Comments

    1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      interesting! i think it's probably pretty new, but still very cool!
    2. OlofZ OlofZ, 5 years ago
      Wow, looks sinister! Can you actually open it and stick your head in? More an art piece than an actual helmet would be my guess.
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      looks like an Ant Eater to me.....LOL

      Hmmmmmmmmmm....Lots of rust and corrosion that ~ Seems ~ so uniform?? I do not know
    4. OlofZ OlofZ, 5 years ago
      ...and fairly sure it looks like arc-welded joints. (=modern) If it was old it would have rivets.
    5. freiheit freiheit, 5 years ago
      This mask would give me nightmares!
    6. iggy iggy, 5 years ago
      Wicked! Love it.
    7. Jean123, 5 years ago
      Fantastic -- I agree it looks modern, maybe from the late 1950s- 60s
    8. LayManOfArt LayManOfArt, 5 years ago
      Hello All ... Got the chance to have a archaeologist look at the mask. His findings result in that this is a Roman inspired "art" mask, approximately 55 - 65 yrs old. Thanks to all for your insight & opinions ... a few were on point!

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