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With wooden stand Good size: approximately 20cm tall (on stand).
Steel & wood construction - no plastic!
Although the classical Corinthian helmet fell out of use among the Greeks in favour of more open types, the Italo-Corinthian types remained in use until the 1st century AD. The helmet was an excellent design, giving maximum facial protection without hindering vision, breathing, speech or hearing. Its rounded bulbous shape made it structurally robust, there being nothing for a sword or spear to catch into, so blows from a blade would invariably deflect off its surface. Undeniably, the superb technical standards of these helmets were one of many factors that made the Ancient Greeks successful in their military exploits. The Corinthian helmet was depicted on more sculpture than any other helmet; it seems the Greeks romantically associated it with glory and the past. The Romans also revered it, from copies of Greek originals to sculpture of their own. With this miniature Corinthian helmet on your desk, or in your living room, you too can pay homage to the glory of Ancient Greece with this inspirational and intensely masculine piece of interior decor. A work of art in its own right.