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Gold death-mask, known as the ‘mask of Agamemnon’. Mycenae, Grave Circle A, Grave V, 16th cent. BC.

The mask depicts the imposing face of a bearded man. It is made of a gold sheet with repousse details. Two holes near the ears indicate that the mask was held in place over the deceased’s face with twine.

 
 
 
 
 
     
     
                    
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