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Greek Mask-Applique from the 5th century B.C. representing a male head.
Greek Mask-Applique made of terracotta representing a male head.
5th century B.C.
H: 4.6 cm
Funerary Mask, Sculpture
This face certainly represents a male figure; it shows some of the distinctive features of the Greek-Roman images known as “grotesque”, such as the big aquiline and pointed nose, the strongly marked, frowning eyebrows and the wrinkled forehead.
This head, whose dimensions are approximately half life-size, was part of the funerary statue of a young man.
This statuette represents an adult, though beardless man with youthful features.
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