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4512

Marble theatre mask
300-250 BC.

Theatre mask made of Pentelic marble. It was found probably in Athens. Depiction of an old man, possibly the “first old man” of the New Comedy, as described by Julius Polydeuces. The high forehead is slightly bald, and the hair very short, almost shaven. The long wavy beard and moustache together frame the open mouth. The eyebrows are slightly raised, the eyes large and the cheekbones protruding.
Height 0,27 m.

 
 
 
 
 
     
     
                    
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