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Aryballe plastique janiforme à figures rouges, 6e siecle av. J.-C.
Very Fine and Rare Edo Period Usobuki Kyogen Mask
Mask (Mawa). Torres Strait, Saibai Island, 19th century. Wood, paint, hair, fiber; H: 27 in. (69 cm) Provenance: Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne, Australia, before 1900; F. Cooper Smith, Melbourne, ca. 1930; Roberta Nochimson, New York, 1972; [Lance Entwistle, London, 1973], Barbier-Mueller collection, since 1973
SATYR MASK / GYPSUM / AFTER A ROMAN ORIGINAL. Roman, Late 1st Century AD. Satyr mask. Gypsum, painted by Paul Kiessling, after a Roman original from Pompeii (now in Dresden). (Reconstruction based on remnants of paint found on the original). Hight: 28 cm.
Greek Theater Mask
John Gwaytihl (Haida). Mask of a young girl, c. 1880. Courtesy of the Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, New York.
KA - Greek Theater utilized lightweight masks in their productions made from a variety of materials. Tragedies utilized more realistic masks but they also expressed a lot of emotions. The masks allowed actors to play multiple roles, both male and female characters since all actors were male.