archaicwonder
archaicwonder:

Chinese Bronze Zhou Dynasty Helmet, c. 800-500 BC
A cast bronze helmet of unusual design, with D-shaped openings to front and rear; the bowl formed with longitudinal ribbing, reinforcing plates and simulated rivet detailing; above, a pierced rectangular finial or plume-holder; attachment loops to the lower edge.
The Zhou Dynasty (1046–256 BC) followed the Shang and preceded the Qin dynasties. This period of Chinese history produced what many consider the zenith of Chinese bronze-ware making.

archaicwonder:

Chinese Bronze Zhou Dynasty Helmet, c. 800-500 BC

A cast bronze helmet of unusual design, with D-shaped openings to front and rear; the bowl formed with longitudinal ribbing, reinforcing plates and simulated rivet detailing; above, a pierced rectangular finial or plume-holder; attachment loops to the lower edge.

The Zhou Dynasty (1046–256 BC) followed the Shang and preceded the Qin dynasties. This period of Chinese history produced what many consider the zenith of Chinese bronze-ware making.