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Funerary mask (larva). Bearded man.
1st c BCE-3rd c CE Roman Roman Provincial Sculpture

GALLO-ROMAN Anonymous (active 1st c BCE - 4th c CE)
c. 99 BCE-299 CE
1st c BCE-3rd c CE
Limestone
Carved
Roman Provincial
Funerary mask
Rhone-Alpes. France.
Lyon. Musee gallo-romain de Fourviere.
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Large funerary larvae (masks) were influenced by theater masks. They usually depict a satirical or tragic figure or a monster. Such masks were placed on the walls of tombs or funerary monuments.

Caption: GALLO-ROMAN Anonymous | Funerary mask (larva). Bearded man. | c. 99 BCE-299 CE | Roman | Roman Provincial | ©Kathleen Cohen

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