Lot 138A: A beautiful Roman stucco mask of a woman, Egypt
December 4, 2016
Montrose, CA, USALive Auction
Description: A beautiful Roman stucco mask of a woman, Egypt, c. 1st Century BC, wearing a wreath of reddish flowers, her hair styled in waves and ridges. Her features are beautifully modeled with large almond-shaped eyes and she wears elaborate earrings. This type of mask is an evolution from the Pharaonic period tradition of 'mummy' masks, often of wood, which acted as a substitute for head of the deceased. These heads were often idealized, rather than acting as a more realistic image of the deceased. This example is a very beautifu piece with much eye appeal, and retaining its vibrant colors. Mounted on a custom metal stand. 9 ½ in x 6 ½ in (24.1 x 16.4 cm). Ex Florida private estate.
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