Bronze Theatre Mask

Culture: Roman
Period: 2nd century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 9.8 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 3437
Provenance: Bonhams London on 8 November 2001, lot 134. Thence in a private collection in Florida.
Condition: Intact
Description: Very finely worked out bronze applique in form of a theatre mask. The mask with an elaborately modelled hairdo with a towering bun and thick curled strands cascading sideways. On the forehead a broad filet, parted in the centre. The face with deepened eyes which once held glass inlays. The brows finely engraved. The mouth wide open. The strong expression could be interpreted in association with Medusa. A small perforation in the hair ornament which mounted the applique on a vessel or a furniture. Mounted.