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Comic mask

Period:
Early Hellenistic
Date:
late 4th–3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, possibly Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1519
Not on view
The mask is mold-made and hollow. Broken extensively and mended, with restored patches. The back and part of the chin are missing.
From Cyprus Said to be from the temple of Apollo Hylates at Kourion

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1894. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 2. pl. XXVI.210, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2343, p. 362, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 400, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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