Funerary mask (larva). Mourning woman.
1st c BCE-3rd c CE Roman Roman Provincial Sculpture
(active 1st c BCE - 4th c CE)
c. 99 BCE-299 CE
1st c BCE-3rd c CE
Lyon. Musee gallo-romain de Fourviere.
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.