Actor with Mask of Silenus

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 17 January 2016

A marble sculpture depicting a Greek actor wearing the mask of Silenus, the satyr who tutored Dionysos in Greek mythology. Such a mask would have been worn by the leader of the chorus in Greek Satyr plays. Possibly part of the decoration of a 2nd century CE Roman villa. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome)



About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. Surrounded by archaeological sites, his special interests include ancient ceramics, architecture, and mythology. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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