Mask of a goddess

Description
Masks were often used in ancient Greece as ‘votive’ objects. This one shows a female face and was designed to be hung up as it has a pierced hole at the top. It was collected by Lieutenant Colonel Montague whose collection of over 800 classical archaeological objects is an important resource in the museum collections.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/489
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
mask of a goddess
Simple Name
votive object
Full Name
female mask
Dimensions
whole length 111 mm; whole W 95 mm; whole depth 45 mm
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Classical - 500-336 BC
Family Group

Material
pottery; terracotta; pigment
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection Country
Greece?
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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