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Sculpted Greek Tragedy Mask

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condition: excellent
Rare Vintage Tragic Theatrical Sculpture

Heavy duty, not cheap plastic resin, wood or paper mache. This is an ancient bronze replica mask with verdigris patina, large, exaggerated open eyes and mouth, furrowed brow, wild curly hair, thick beard and mustache. An uncommon shape and medium for sculptures of theatre masks with expressive deeply etched lines on the face conveying an overwhelming sense of grief and sorrow, capturing the essence of tragic performances that were once held in grand amphitheaters. The significance of this mask lies not only in its artistic beauty but also in its historical importance. It serves as a testament to the enduring legacy of Greek drama and its profound impact on Western culture. Minor chips and scuffs throughout commensurate with age. Attached label inside as found

bronze original in Piraeus
as seen here:
https://www.piraeus.org/museum.html

additional information here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silanion

and more information found online:
replica: from the Greek Ministry of Culture, Athens
date of the original: 4th century BC
provenance of the original: Piraeus Museum
the creator of the original version of this mask was a sculptor named Silanion. He was one of the most well-known sculptors working in Greece during the 4th century BCE. His specialty was sculptures of heroes and portraits using the bronze medium

nearest comp found for $3,800:
https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/sculptures/figurative-sculptures/greek-tragedy-black-terracotta-mask-france-1950s/id-f_35284672/

approximate dimensions
12" wide
13" high
15" deep

$700 Exact Cash transaction only upon pick up
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