Greek Theater Mask
Ancient Greek theater masks were large and exaggerated, so audience members far away from the performers could interpret the mood of the character. Because masks were made of fragile material such as linen and cork, no actual masks survive. Only paintings, mosaics, and sculptures of ancient Greek theater masks survive. This sculpture of an ancient Greek theater mask dates from the Hellenistic period in Greece, between 300 and 31 BCE.
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