Roman Marble Tragic Actor Mask


Roman Marble Tragic Actor Mask

An ancient Roman marble relief of a female tragic actor mask, the face contorted in an exaggerated frown and framed by long spiral ringlets of hair.

Ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD.
Height: 11 in. (28 cm).
Break repaired.

cf.: T.B.L. Webster, Monuments Illustrating New Comedy, (London, 1969), pl. VI c; E. Kohne & C. Ewigleben, eds. Gladiators and Caesars (Berkeley, 2000) p. 122, no. 133.

Formerly in a Dutch private collection, from an estate sale at Hilversum, The Netherlands.

Inv#: 3494


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