5 - 6 December 2001
A WESTERN ASIATIC GOLD MASK
Circa 8th-7th Century B.C.
Hammered from a single thin sheet, originally from a composite figure, with a flat over-hanging rim, the wide almond-shaped eyes under a single, V-shaped brow, both cut out to receive supplementary inlay, the nostrils indented, the edges perforated for attachment
4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm) wide
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For a composite statue incorporating a similar gold mask see p. 19-21 in The Miho Museum, The 1st Anniversary Exhibition.
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