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

This rectangular plaque shows a red male mask set against a blue ground. Made from the alignment of two half faces. He has a beard, and the head is wearing a head band made of green leaves and red fruit. The details are depicted in red, white, black, yellow and purple. This face is thought to represent a satyr, a mountain spirit attendant to Dionysos. Regarding these decorative plaques with human faces, see E. Marianne Stern and Birgit Schlick-Nolte 19941) and Susan H. Auth 19992).

1)?\?\?\E. Marianne Stern and Birgit Schlick-Nolte, Early Glass in the Ancient World,1600 BC-AD 50, Ostfildern, 1994, pp. 376-385.
2)?\?\?\Susan H. Auth, "Mosaic Glass Mask Plaques and the Ancient Theater," Journal of Glass Studies, Vol. 41, pp. 51-72, The Corning Museum of Glass, 1999.