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Hellenistic Greek Terracotta Theater Maskette Lot 29 Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Aug 2

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (36) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263828051871 LOT 29Seller's Estimate: USD 1,000 - 1,500 Greece, Hellenistic, ca. 3rd century BCE. A molded terracotta theater maskette depicting a male face with an expressive countenance. This includes openwork eyes with thick lids and ample brows above a pronounced nose, a mustache, and a full beard. The surface was once covered in creamy beige/white slip and much of the pigment remains, particularly in the striated lines of the beard. Size: 3.75" W x 4.75" H (9.5 cm x 12.1 cm); 5.4" H (13.7 cm) on included custom stand. Masks played an important role in Classical theatre. An actor's entire head and hair would be covered by a large mask of simple design, made from linen or cork, with holes for the mouth and eyes. These masks allowed audience members seated in all areas of the theatre to understand what was happening, while also amplifying the actor's voice. The Pompeiian mosaic from the House of the Tragic Poet (now in the Naples National Archaeological Museum) shows several examples of these masks including one actor wearing an example pushed up on his head. Mask motifs on decorative art speak to the power and popularity of Roman theatre. Provenance: private New York, USA collection; ex-private collection of Professor Dr. Gunther Marschall, Hamburg, Germany, acquired between 1967 and 1975 All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #133037 Condition Report: Repaired from about three pieces with losses to peripheries. Repairs are well done and unobtrusive. Normal surface wear with slip loss, though some remains. Areas of mineral deposits. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Antiquities | Egypt, Greece, Italy, Asia offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, August 02, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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