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Greek Marble Comedy Mask


Mark Cartwright
published on 30 November 2014
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A stone version of a mask used in Greek comic theatre. Contorted features were typical in theatre masks and this one represents a slave. Pentellic marble (2nd century BCE). Found in Athens near the Dipylon Gate (National Archaeological Museum, Athens).

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2014, November 30). Greek Marble Comedy Mask. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Greek Marble Comedy Mask." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 30, 2014.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Greek Marble Comedy Mask." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 30 Nov 2014. Web. 11 Apr 2021.

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