Greek Marble Comedy Mask

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 30 November 2014
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Greek Marble Comedy Mask

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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About the Author

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. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/3290/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Greek Marble Comedy Mask." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 30, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/3290/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Greek Marble Comedy Mask." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 30 Nov 2014. Web. 10 Aug 2020.

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