11 December 2003
A ROMAN BRONZE AND IRON CAVALRY PARADE MASK
Circa 1st Century A.D.
In the form of a stylized human face, the narrow eye-slits with angular lids and modelled brows, the broad nose with perforated nostrils, the small mouth closed, the filtrum indicated, with a pointed chin and prominent ears, a loop above the nose once joined to a hinge, a pin below each ear, the mask backed with iron
9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) wide
Franz Josef Marx, Cologne, 1930s-1973.
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For the type compare pl. 1 in Junkelmann, Maskenhelme, Fragen zur römischen Reiterei.
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