Art of the Americas - Terracotta helmet mold, Mexico

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Art of the Americas - Terracotta helmet mold, Mexico


An unusual terracotta mold for a Roman style helmet from Mexico. Helmets in this shape were used in the Centurion's dance and were worn by the dancer representing Longinus, the Centurion who speared Christ. It measures 8" high by 7" wide as viewed from the front and has some repaired areas visible on the inside. Please see multiple views below. 19th century.  #9602  $500  $250
 

Art of the Americas - Terracotta helmet mold, Mexico, right
Art of the Americas - Terracotta helmet mold, Mexico, front
Art of the Americas - Terracotta helmet mold, Mexico, top
Art of the Americas - Terracotta helmet mold, Mexico, interior

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