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COMPASS Image Caption: Original helmet;The king's helmet from Sutton Hoo;Helmed y brenin o Sutton Hoo

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1939,1010.93

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COMPASS Image Caption: Original helmet;The king's helmet from Sutton Hoo;Helmed y brenin o Sutton Hoo

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  • COMPASS Image Caption: Original helmet;The king's helmet from Sutton Hoo;Helmed y brenin o Sutton Hoo

    Group of Objects

  • Iron and tin-bronze helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned bronze sheeting. Bronze sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt bronze. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of head, the animals having cloisonne garnet eyes. Iron crest and bronze eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire, the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals and strips of garnet cloisonne work immediately above the eye sockets. Mouth piece also of gilt bronze, with engraved detail.

    Front:Left Side

  • Iron and tin-bronze helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned bronze sheeting. Bronze sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt bronze. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of head, the animals having cloisonne garnet eyes. Iron crest and bronze eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire, the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals and strips of garnet cloisonne work immediately above the eye sockets. Mouth piece also of gilt bronze, with engraved detail.

    Full: Front

  • Iron and tin-bronze helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned bronze sheeting. Bronze sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt bronze. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of head, the animals having cloisonne garnet eyes. Iron crest and bronze eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire, the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals and strips of garnet cloisonne work immediately above the eye sockets. Mouth piece also of gilt bronze, with engraved detail.

    Front:Right Side

  • Iron and tin-bronze helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned bronze sheeting. Bronze sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt bronze. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of head, the animals having cloisonne garnet eyes. Iron crest and bronze eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire, the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals and strips of garnet cloisonne work immediately above the eye sockets. Mouth piece also of gilt bronze, with engraved detail.

    Full: Back

  • Iron and tin-bronze helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned bronze sheeting. Bronze sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt bronze. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of head, the animals having cloisonne garnet eyes. Iron crest and bronze eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire, the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals and strips of garnet cloisonne work immediately above the eye sockets. Mouth piece also of gilt bronze, with engraved detail.

    3/4: Right

  • Iron and tin-bronze helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned bronze sheeting. Bronze sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt bronze. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of head, the animals having cloisonne garnet eyes. Iron crest and bronze eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire, the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals and strips of garnet cloisonne work immediately above the eye sockets. Mouth piece also of gilt bronze, with engraved detail.

    3/4: Right

  • Iron and tin-bronze helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned bronze sheeting. Bronze sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt bronze. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of head, the animals having cloisonne garnet eyes. Iron crest and bronze eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire, the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals and strips of garnet cloisonne work immediately above the eye sockets. Mouth piece also of gilt bronze, with engraved detail.

    Detail: Other

  • Iron and tin-bronze helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned bronze sheeting. Bronze sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt bronze. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of head, the animals having cloisonne garnet eyes. Iron crest and bronze eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire, the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals and strips of garnet cloisonne work immediately above the eye sockets. Mouth piece also of gilt bronze, with engraved detail.

    Detail: Other

  • Iron and tin-bronze helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned bronze sheeting. Bronze sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt bronze. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of head, the animals having cloisonne garnet eyes. Iron crest and bronze eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire, the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals and strips of garnet cloisonne work immediately above the eye sockets. Mouth piece also of gilt bronze, with engraved detail.

    Front:Top

  • Iron and tin-bronze helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned bronze sheeting. Bronze sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt bronze. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of head, the animals having cloisonne garnet eyes. Iron crest and bronze eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire, the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals and strips of garnet cloisonne work immediately above the eye sockets. Mouth piece also of gilt bronze, with engraved detail.

    Detail: Other

  • Iron and tin-bronze helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned bronze sheeting. Bronze sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt bronze. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of head, the animals having cloisonne garnet eyes. Iron crest and bronze eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire, the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals and strips of garnet cloisonne work immediately above the eye sockets. Mouth piece also of gilt bronze, with engraved detail.

    Detail: Other

  • Iron and tin-bronze helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned bronze sheeting. Bronze sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt bronze. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of head, the animals having cloisonne garnet eyes. Iron crest and bronze eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire, the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals and strips of garnet cloisonne work immediately above the eye sockets. Mouth piece also of gilt bronze, with engraved detail.

    Detail: Other

  • Iron & tinned bronze helmet, reconstructed, with cap, cheek-pieces & face-mask; gilt bronze covered crest + animal head terminals; bronze brows + silver wire & garnets; repoussé warrior panels.
sutton hoo helmet

    Full: Front

  • Iron and tin-bronze helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned bronze sheeting. Bronze sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt bronze. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of head, the animals having cloisonne garnet eyes. Iron crest and bronze eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire, the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals and strips of garnet cloisonne work immediately above the eye sockets. Mouth piece also of gilt bronze, with engraved detail.

    Full: Front

  • Iron and tin-bronze helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned bronze sheeting. Bronze sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt bronze. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of head, the animals having cloisonne garnet eyes; boar. Iron crest and bronze eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire, the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals and strips of garnet cloisonne work immediately above the eye sockets. Mouth piece also of gilt bronze, with engraved detail.

    Full: Front

  • Iron and tin-bronze helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned bronze sheeting. Bronze sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt bronze. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of head, the animals having cloisonne garnet eyes; boar. Iron crest and bronze eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire, the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals and strips of garnet cloisonne work immediately above the eye sockets. Mouth piece also of gilt bronze, with engraved detail.

    Full: Front

  • Fragments laid out before the second reconstruction (right half). Iron and tin-bronze helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned bronze sheeting. Bronze sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt bronze. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of head, the animals having cloisonne garnet eyes; boar. Iron crest and bronze eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire, the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals and strips of garnet cloisonne work immediately above the eye sockets. Mouth piece also of gilt bronze, with engraved detail.

    Full: Front

  • Fragments laid out before the second reconstruction (left half). Iron and tinned-bronze helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned bronze sheeting. Bronze sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt bronze. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of head, the animals having cloisonne garnet eyes; boar. Iron crest and bronze eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire, the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals and strips of garnet cloisonne work immediately above the eye sockets. Mouth piece also of gilt bronze, with engraved detail.

    Full: Front

  • Fragments laid out before the second reconstruction (whole). Iron and tinned-bronze helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned bronze sheeting. Bronze sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt bronze. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of head, the animals having cloisonne garnet eyes; boar. Iron crest and bronze eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire, the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals and strips of garnet cloisonne work immediately above the eye sockets. Mouth piece also of gilt bronze, with engraved detail.

    Full: Front

  • Iron and tinned-bronze helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned bronze sheeting. Bronze sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt bronze. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of head, the animals having cloisonne garnet eyes; boar. Iron crest and bronze eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire, the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals and strips of garnet cloisonne work immediately above the eye sockets. Mouth piece also of gilt bronze, with engraved detail.

    Full: Front

  • Iron and tinned copper alloy helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into a reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned copper alloy sheeting. The copper alloy sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt copper alloy. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of the head, the animals having cloisonné garnet eyes. The iron crest and copper alloy eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire; the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals consisting of boar heads, and strips of garnet cloisonné work immediately above the eye sockets. The nose and mouth-piece are cast as one; they are made of parcel-gilt and partly tinned copper alloy, with engraved detail and silver inlay.

    Full: Front

  • Iron and tinned copper alloy helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into a reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned copper alloy sheeting. The copper alloy sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt copper alloy. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of the head, the animals having cloisonné garnet eyes. The iron crest and copper alloy eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire; the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals consisting of boar heads, and strips of garnet cloisonné work immediately above the eye sockets. The nose and mouth-piece are cast as one; they are made of parcel-gilt and partly tinned copper alloy, with engraved detail and silver inlay.

    Full: Front

  • Sutton Hoo helmet left with replica right. Room 41. Iron and tinned copper alloy helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into a reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned copper alloy sheeting. The copper alloy sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt copper alloy. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of the head, the animals having cloisonné garnet eyes. The iron crest and copper alloy eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire; the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals consisting of boar heads, and strips of garnet cloisonné work immediately above the eye sockets. The nose and mouth-piece are cast as one; they are made of parcel-gilt and partly tinned copper alloy, with engraved detail and silver inlay.

    Side : left

  • Sutton Hoo helmet. Room 41. Iron and tinned copper alloy helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into a reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned copper alloy sheeting. The copper alloy sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt copper alloy. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of the head, the animals having cloisonné garnet eyes. The iron crest and copper alloy eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire; the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals consisting of boar heads, and strips of garnet cloisonné work immediately above the eye sockets. The nose and mouth-piece are cast as one; they are made of parcel-gilt and partly tinned copper alloy, with engraved detail and silver inlay.

    Full: Front

  • Iron and tinned copper alloy helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into a reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned copper alloy sheeting. The copper alloy sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt copper alloy. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of the head, the animals having cloisonné garnet eyes. The iron crest and copper alloy eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire; the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals consisting of boar heads, and strips of garnet cloisonné work immediately above the eye sockets. The nose and mouth-piece are cast as one; they are made of parcel-gilt and partly tinned copper alloy, with engraved detail and silver inlay.

    Full: Front

  • Iron and tinned copper alloy helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into a reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned copper alloy sheeting. The copper alloy sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt copper alloy. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of the head, the animals having cloisonné garnet eyes. The iron crest and copper alloy eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire; the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals consisting of boar heads, and strips of garnet cloisonné work immediately above the eye sockets. The nose and mouth-piece are cast as one; they are made of parcel-gilt and partly tinned copper alloy, with engraved detail and silver inlay.

    3/4: Left

  • Iron and tinned copper alloy helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into a reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned copper alloy sheeting. The copper alloy sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt copper alloy. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of the head, the animals having cloisonné garnet eyes. The iron crest and copper alloy eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire; the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals consisting of boar heads, and strips of garnet cloisonné work immediately above the eye sockets. The nose and mouth-piece are cast as one; they are made of parcel-gilt and partly tinned copper alloy, with engraved detail and silver inlay.

    Full: Front

  • Iron and tinned copper alloy helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into a reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned copper alloy sheeting. The copper alloy sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt copper alloy. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of the head, the animals having cloisonné garnet eyes. The iron crest and copper alloy eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire; the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals consisting of boar heads, and strips of garnet cloisonné work immediately above the eye sockets. The nose and mouth-piece are cast as one; they are made of parcel-gilt and partly tinned copper alloy, with engraved detail and silver inlay.

    Front:Right Side

  • Iron and tinned copper alloy helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into a reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned copper alloy sheeting. The copper alloy sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt copper alloy. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of the head, the animals having cloisonné garnet eyes. The iron crest and copper alloy eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire; the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals consisting of boar heads, and strips of garnet cloisonné work immediately above the eye sockets. The nose and mouth-piece are cast as one; they are made of parcel-gilt and partly tinned copper alloy, with engraved detail and silver inlay.

    Front:Left Side

  • Iron and tinned copper alloy helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into a reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned copper alloy sheeting. The copper alloy sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt copper alloy. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of the head, the animals having cloisonné garnet eyes. The iron crest and copper alloy eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire; the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals consisting of boar heads, and strips of garnet cloisonné work immediately above the eye sockets. The nose and mouth-piece are cast as one; they are made of parcel-gilt and partly tinned copper alloy, with engraved detail and silver inlay.

    Full: Back

  • Iron and tinned copper alloy helmet, consisting of many pieces of iron, now built into a reconstruction, forming cap, cheek-pieces, mask and neck-guard. Covered with panels of tinned copper alloy sheeting. The copper alloy sheets are stamped with various patterns including animal interlace, and warrior motifs depicted in two panels. Three different dies were used for the figural scenes and two for the interlace. The warrior motifs are known as the "Dancing Warrior" and "Fallen Warrior". A crest runs over the cap of the helmet and leads down the face in a straight line, forming the nose, which is gilt copper alloy. The crest itself is of iron and has gilt animal terminals at the forehead and back of the head, the animals having cloisonné garnet eyes. The iron crest and copper alloy eyebrows are inlaid with silver wire; the eyebrows have gilt zoomorphic terminals consisting of boar heads, and strips of garnet cloisonné work immediately above the eye sockets. The nose and mouth-piece are cast as one; they are made of parcel-gilt and partly tinned copper alloy, with engraved detail and silver inlay.

    Front:Top