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Roman fragmentary theatre mask
The Classical World

Roman fragmentary theatre mask

CHF 3.900,-
$ 4.132£ 3.388€ 3.952
Terracotta
Roman,2nd century AD
H. 13.4cm; W. 12.5cm
The mask formed from a mould has soft features. The oval eyes are wide open and the round pupil has been pierced. The smooth full cheeks, the slightly open mouth, the narrow nose with the straight bridge to the prominent chin give the mask an expressive character. The entire surface is covered with a white engobe. Traces of polychrome, pink and gray for the eyes and eyebrows, preserved. Common in Roman ceremonial rites, celebrations and theatre performances. A must piece for theatre lovers.
Condition: Section above the eyebrows and along the hairline as well as the left half of the face, broken off.
Provenance: ex. collection of Ambassador G.P., Nr. 159, before 1965


Item reference: CL0766