Mycenaean helmet reconstruction. The helmet was made of felt and several layers of leather strips. The boar tusks were sewed on external leather strips placed in longitudinal rows. The boar tusks helmets have been utilized during all the Greek Bronze Age periods and are also attested in the Iliad.
Mycenaean panoply, Dendra Mycenaean cemetery, Tomb 12 ("The Cuirass Tomb") LH IIB-IIIA1, 1400 B.C. Sarpedon might have fought in a suit of bronze armor similar to this. The helmet pictured was made of boars’ tusks. Archaeological Museum of Nafplion Nafplion, Greece
Knossos helmet, 1450 B.C. Similar conical helmet made of bronze has been found in one of the as called "warriors' graves" near Knossos. This specimen has two large cheek guards probably stitched or riveted to the helmet and an upper pierced knot to hold a crest. Small holes all around the cheek guards and helmet lower edge were used for attachment of an internal padding more likely made of linen, felt or leather.