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Theatrical mask
Theatrical mask - Ancient Art Style
Ref : 98899
20 000 €
Period :
BC to 10th century
Provenance :
South Italy
Medium :
Terracotta
Dimensions :
l. 8.46 inch X H. 8.86 inch
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Theatrical mask

Theatrical mask representing a satyr or a silenus, relating to satirical drama and comedy. The face of the very expressive character consists of wide open and pierced eyes, eyebrows arched upwards, an upturned nose, a wide pierced mouth whose fleshy lips are dressed in a long beard. The face is framed by hair divided by two prominent headbands.
Four attachment holes are present, two are at the level of the ears and two others at the top of the headdress.
South Italy, Campania (?), 2nd BC. AD – 1st century AD. AD (?)

Terracotta with traces of polychromy (red)

H. 22.5 cm x W. 21.5 cm

Galerie Samarcande

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Ancient Art