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a band of images or ornaments usually on a wall

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Glass Mold for Actor's Mask Without Frame
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The glass mask was used as a mold for actors' masks. The principal design depicts half of an actor's mask without frame or frieze, a decorative band.

The face is red and the hair on the side of the face, the eyebrows, the mustache, and the beard are white or light gray.

The mouth, the shadows, and the lines of the mask are black. Yellow is present on the forehead and in the hair on top of his head. Blue is also visible on the forehead and the background mass is green.

These masks were used as male and female masks, as well as, slave masks in satiric pieces and new comedy.

Dimensions:  Height 3.1 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Greco-Roman

Technique:

Millefiori

Style:

Middle Hellenistic

Materials:

Glass
Type Type

Type:

Inlay
Map Map

Location: 

The Greco-Roman Museum

Created: 

Governorate of Alexandria
Timeline Timeline

Created: 

2nd Century BC - 1st Century BC

Acquired: 

1936 AD
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