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Mask

Object Number:48-2-264
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman (uncertain)
Provenience: Turkey (Country)
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Silver
Copper
Height: 3.6 cm
Width: 2.3 cm
Depth: 1.1 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harald) Paumgarten, 1948, 1948
Other Number:219 - Collector Number
L-2-59 - Old Loan Number

Description

Object was cleaned in 1966, was make of a mixture of silver and copper, with a high silver content. Mask is intact except for a crack at the bottom. Hollow back has a small protrusion which was drilled in modern times in order to hold a nail. Face is highly modeled. It seems to be the face of a silen although it has leonine qualities.

Bibliography:

[Book] Warden, P. G. 1997. The Hilprecht Collection of Greek, Italic, and Roman Bronzes in the University of Pennsylvania Museum.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 48, no. 149, pl. 17View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Thesis] Moore, Charlotte B. 1969. Description and analysis of the bronze and lead objects in the Herman V. Hilprecht Collection, the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 200, n. 207; p. 365, fig. 148View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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