Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Two terracotta roundels with theatrical masks

1st century B.C.
Overall: 3 x 5 3/4in. (7.6 x 14.6cm)
diameter 5 11/16in. (14.5cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, David L. Klein Jr. Memorial Foundation Inc. Gift, 1999
Accession Number:
1999.316a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
A pair of terracotta roundels with theater masks (hetaira and slave).
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