Mask of a girl

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 4.5 x 3.5 cm (1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.707

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Appliqué for the foot of a wine bucket.

Theatrical New Comedy mask of a girl with heavy lids and open mouth. Her hair ribbon in small bow above the forehead. The knot of hair at the back part is missing. Much gilt on hair and ribbon preserved.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Antonio Agostini, Via Scandriglia 15, Rome, Italy; purchased by MFA from Antonio Agostini, November 12, 1959, for
$ 750.00 (this is the total price for 59.707-59.709)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour