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Accession_Number 50.4.4
adlib_title moulded tragic mask
Shape Tragic mask
Shape_description Female mask (hollowed at back), with gaping mouth, hollowed eyes, hair arranged in thick ridges, at side of head and above brow (fringe).
Material Terracotta
Fabric
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/4
Decoration Face is painted white and hair has dulled to brown. Holes at the ends of the fringe indicate that some added decoration may have been lost.
Inscriptions
Condition Comprised of four fragments, rejoined. Gray adhesions on the surface, much gray and white flaking off from inside and outside. No other traces of colour remain.
Technique/Style Moulded
Provenance
Period
Date
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2004.07.0007.jpg
2004.07.0007.jpg
Front view of a tragic theatre mask.
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2004.95.0157.jpg
2004.95.0157.jpg
Front view of tragic theatre mask.
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2004.95.0158.jpg
2004.95.0158.jpg
Side view of tragic theatre mask.
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2004.95.0159.jpg
2004.95.0159.jpg
Back view of tragic theatre mask.
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2004.95.0160.jpg
2004.95.0160.jpg
Side view of tragic theatre mask.
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2004.95.0161.jpg
2004.95.0161.jpg
Top view of tragic theatre mask laying down.
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2004.95.0162.jpg
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Bottom view of tragic theatre mask laying down.
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Comparanda
Bibliography T.B.L. Webster, Monuments illustrating tragedy and satyr play, 1967, p. 112, n. UT23
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Beazley_DB
Height 8.4
Diameters
Handle_height
Other_dims. W. (max.) 9.9; Th. (max.) 4.5
Location 5.1.1
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Claudina
Date_edited 18.09.2002; 23.05.04
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