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A Bronze Head Of Athena With A Corinthian Helmet.
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A Bronze Head Of Athena With A Corinthian Helmet.
A Bronze Head Of Athena With A Corinthian Helmet.
A Bronze Head Of Athena With A Corinthian Helmet.
A Bronze Head Of Athena With A Corinthian Helmet.
A Bronze Head Of Athena With A Corinthian Helmet.
A Bronze Head Of Athena With A Corinthian Helmet.
A Bronze Head Of Athena With A Corinthian Helmet.
A Bronze Head Of Athena With A Corinthian Helmet.
A Bronze Head Of Athena With A Corinthian Helmet.
A Bronze Head Of Athena With A Corinthian Helmet.
A Bronze Head Of Athena With A Corinthian Helmet.
A Bronze Head Of Athena With A Corinthian Helmet.
A Bronze Head Of Athena With A Corinthian Helmet.
A Bronze Head Of Athena With A Corinthian Helmet.
A Bronze Head Of Athena With A Corinthian Helmet.
A Bronze Head Of Athena With A Corinthian Helmet.

A Bronze Head Of Athena With A Corinthian Helmet.

A Bronze Head Of Athena With A Corinthian Helmet. This near life-size head was reputably excavated on the French Belgium borders about 100 years ago. Extensive research has been carried out to establish the age of this head including metallurgy composition testing which concluded that the head was almost certainly made on the Continent which is consistent with the find location. As to being able to establish the exact age this so far has proved impossible with the only clue being that antimony was present within the bronze sample showing up under microscopic inspection which although first isolated by Vannoccio Biringuccio and described in 1540 - antimony was recognised in predynastic Egypt as an eye cosmetic in about 3100 BC - when the cosmetic pallet was invented. An artefact - said to be part of a vase made of antimony dating to about 3000 BC was found at Telloh Chaldea (part of present–day Iraq) - and a copper object plated with antimony dating between 2500 BC and 2200 BC has been found in Egypt. Further research is required on this bronze head which will likely date to either the Roman period or the 17th century. As further research is undertaken more information will be given.



Dimensions
27.9 cms High (11 inches)
25.4 cms Wide (10 inches)
11.4 cms Deep (4.5 inches)


Stock No.: 1565
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