Roman Bronze Theater Mask
An ancient Roman bronze pendant in the form of a theater mask with grimacing, bearded countenance, and a roll of hair above the furrowed brow.
Ca. 1st - 2nd century AD.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XVII, (2006), no. 58.
cf.: a similar pair of bronzes in the Hermitage, nos. V866 and V867; J. Petit, Bronzes Antiques de la Collection Dutuit, Paris, Petit Palais, (1980), no. 69.
Formerly in a French private collection.