Relief depicting six tragic masks

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Upper left: Gorgoneion from Smyrna; Upper right: relief showing six tragic...

Collection: Athens, National Archaeological Museum
Title: Relief showing six tragic masks
Context: From Athens, Acropolis (S. Slope)
Findspot: Excavated at Athens, Theater of Dionysos (in 1865)
Summary: Relief showing six tragic masks
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Stele, relief-decorated
Category: Original/copies
Style: Classical
Technique: High relief
Original or Copy: Copy?
Dimensions: H. 0.68 m; W. 0.73 m; Th. 0.15 m
Scale: Under life-size
Region: Attica
Period: Augustan/Julio-Claudian

Condition: Intact

Condition Description: The surface has been eroded so that the faces of the top left and bottom right masks are mostly missing.

Associated Building: Athens, Theater of Dionysos

Sources Used: Svoronos 1903-12, 241-42, pl. 43 (top right)