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Terracotta theatrical mask of a grotesque face with an oversized nose and a broad smile.
It may be an example of those used in the Atellan farces, satirical-burlesque comedies that ridiculed specific situations and occupations. They originated in Atella, a small town between Capua and Naples and were normally performed after the tragedies by amateur actors.

Inventory number: MNAT 2585

Details

  • Title: Theatrical mask
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Location: Tarraco
  • Physical Dimensions: 16 x 14 x 7.5 cm
  • Type: Mask
  • Medium: Terracotta

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