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Decorative relief fragment: dramatic mask

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The lower part of the mouth of the mask has been broken away. The relative thinness of the background indicates that this relief, with its compressed comic mask (set at an angle into the background), formed part of rectangular panel of the type set on pillars in Roman gardens or used as...

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By date unknown: Charles C. Perkins Collection; gift of Charles C. Perkins to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Charles C. Perkins

Roman, Imperial Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 302; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 113 (additional published references).


10.5 x 13 cm (4 1/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stone, low-grade Greek (Asia Minor) marble with crystals


The Ancient World