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a band of images or ornaments usually on a wall

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Glass Mask of Selinus
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The mask of Selinus, a famous sculptor, is one of the rare examples of a mask that gives us an idea about how this object was made. The glass mask was used as a mold for actor's masks.

It was mounted on a plaque of plaster in a red glass frame, followed by a frieze, or band, of roses in red and green on a yellow background, also in glass.

The mask has a yellow face, red mouth, and white hair. The shadow and lines of the face are black and all is set against a green background.

Dimensions:  Length 4.2 cm  Width 4.2 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Greco-Roman

Technique:

Millefiori

Style:

Late Hellenistic

Materials:

Glass
Type Type

Type:

Mask
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Location: 

The Greco-Roman Museum
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Created: 

1st Century BC

Acquired: 

1936 AD
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Arts and Crafts
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