Monday, July 18, 2016

Helmet Stands

There are a wide range of collectible helmets and hats from many cultures and time periods.  From the ancient bronze Greek helmet to an antique top hat to a full African headdress, they usually all have a straight forward approach to displaying them. Since they were all made to fit on a person’s head, it is just a matter of providing something the right size for them to rest on. Unlike a typical hat or helmet that you may throw on a hat rack, collectible headwear should have a stand that shows it is special and makes it stand out without detracting from the piece itself.  
Art Display Essentials offers stock helmet / hat stands in two heights; 12” high and 18” high. They are also available in either black or clear.
Sometimes a custom size or finish is desired so a custom mount would be the solution. 10-31 Inc. has been custom mounting helmets and hats for over 25 years and makes a very nice stand for these pieces. They can also fabricate wall mounts if applicable.
Greek sources tell us that Celts wore horned helmets into battle, but this is the only Iron Age helmet with horns ever to have been found in Europe. Ancient Greek warriors wore less elaborate headgear like the helmet on the right. Seen at the British Museum below:

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