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Death Mask of Agamemnon

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Mark Cartwright
by Xuan Che
published on 18 May 2013
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The so-called death mask of Agamemnon - the king of Mycenae in Homer's Iliad.
Gold funeral mask from Grave Circle A, Mycenae (mid-16th century BCE). The mask in fact predates Agamemnon by 400 years but nevertheless remains solid evidence of Homer's description of Mycenae as 'rich in gold'. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens).

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Che, X. (2013, May 18). Death Mask of Agamemnon. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/1235/

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Che, Xuan. "Death Mask of Agamemnon." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 18, 2013. https://www.ancient.eu/image/1235/.

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Che, Xuan. "Death Mask of Agamemnon." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 May 2013. Web. 25 Feb 2021.

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