Iberian Mask of a Woman

Illustration

James Blake Wiener
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published on 03 November 2017

Mass produced in moulds, objects like this mask of a woman are inspired by Sicilian and Carthaginian models. They may have been used as offerings, images of a deity from the Phoenician-Punic pantheon, or apotropaic objects for protecting the deceased. This mask is made from clay and dates from the 4th-3rd century BCE. (Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid)



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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