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  • THE GUTTMANN MOUSE HELMET AT CHRISTIE’S, NEW YORK

    THE GUTTMANN MOUSE HELMET
    AN IMPORTANT ROMAN IRON, BRASS AND COPPER HELMET FOR JULIUS MANSUETUS, together with A DOLABRA
    ANTONINE PERIOD, CIRCA 125-175 A.D.
    Estimate: $1,000,000-1,500,000. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR $1,260,000

    The Guttmann Mouse Helmet, an important Roman iron, brass and copper helmet with a punched inscription for the helmet’s original owner, Julius Mansuetus,  is the top lot at Christie’s Arms and Armour from the Mougins Museum of Classical Art Part I sale in New York on January 30. It is estimated at $1,000,000-1,500,000. Additional top lots include a Greek bronze Corinthian helmet ($300,000-500,000), a Roman iron and tinned bronze cavalry helmet ($300,000-500,000), a Roman sheet brass helmet of Weisenau type ($250,000-350,000), and the Thétis Fragment, a fragmentary Greek bronze inscribed back-plate from an anatomical cuirass ($150,000-250,000).

    The sale will offer around 40 lots from the museum’s unparalleled collection of ancient arms and armour from across the Mediterranean world — the largest private collection of its kind. It is the second chapter of a collecting odyssey offered across six sales from December 2023 to December 2024. The works of art, spanning antiquities to contemporary sculptures, have been the nucleus of the South of France museum since its foundation by Christian Levett in 2011. The Mougins Museum of Classical Art closed its doors to the public last August and will reopen in June 2024 as Female Artists Mougins Museum, dedicated solely to works by female artists from The Levett Collection. 

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