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Roman Redware Mask of an African Male

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 4th century CE. A fine, mold-formed redware terracotta mask depicting an African man with bushy hair, furrowed brows, almond-shaped eyes with impressed pupils, and a gaping mouth. This mask was used for votive purposes based on the pierced suspension hole near the top of the head. Custom museum-quality display stand included. Size: 2.875" W x 3.625" H (7.3 cm x 9.2 cm); 5" H (12.7 cm) on included custom stand.

Condition: Repaired from a few large pieces with small chips and light adhesive residue along break lines. Minor nicks to front, back, and peripheries, with fading to some finer details. Light earthen deposits throughout.

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

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