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Mounted cameo with four theatrical masks.
1st c Roman Imperial Applied Arts

ROMAN IMPERIAL Anonymous (c. 27 BCE - 284 CE)
1st c
Sardonyx; Gold
Carved; cast
Los Angeles. J. Paul Getty Trust Museum.
The two pairs of theatrical masks are separated by an inscription in Greek; Euripides; referring to the Athenian playwright. One pair of masks has the faces of satyrs and the other pair has human faces. The ancient cameo was mounted in the 19th century.

Caption: ROMAN IMPERIAL | Mounted cameo with four theatrical masks. | 0-99 | Roman | Imperial

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