A beautiful and very rare miniature carving in green serpentine stone depicting a classical theatre mask. Depicted is a male character with hair that is carved in a set of nine neat curls , thick eyebrows with deep eye sockets, a wrinkled forehead, bulbous cheeks and a wide open mouth.
Roman. Circa 1st century A.D.
Dimensions: height (with stand) 6,3cm ; height (of the mask) 4,3cm ; width (of the mask) 3,3cm ; thickness 1,2cm
Mounted on a custom made metal stand.