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Mask

Mask of River God Acheloös. Gilded, hollow. Man's head with hair (?) like a cap or crown; crisply modeled, stylized features, mustache, spade beard; flattened spots at either side of head where horns were attached. Large area of surface gilded, but gold rubbed of in places leaving darkened...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Dr. Leo Mildenberg Collection; gift of Dr. Leo Mildenberg to MFA, October 12, 1983

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Leo Mildenberg

Greek, second half 6th century B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H: 0.03m., W: 0.022m.

Accession Number

1983.400

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture