• Egypt
  • 1st century B.C. - 1st century A.D.
Catalogue Entry

This rectangular decorative plaque shows a male mask with a yellow face set against a grayish blue ground. Made from the alignment of two half faces. The bald headed face has a white beard which extends from his sideburns down. The head is topped by a green ivy crown. The details are depicted in black, yellow, white, red, purple and grayish blue. This face is thought to represent either Dionysos's teacher the spirit of the mountain fields Silenos or a figure from the New Comedy theatre.