Mask of Female character from New Comedy
Classical or Early Hellenistic period
4th to 3rd century B.C.
9 cm (3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Greece: Greek Theater Gallery (Gallery 215C)
Actor’s mask of False Virgin from New Comedy–haire plaited with a diadem, open mouth
Face covered with white slip; hair dull reddish brown. Top of the head perforated by two holes, for suspension.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: Purchased in Rome); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, February 1895
Gift of Edward Perry Warren