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.
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.