CDR-1349: SR Set: Masks in Western Culture

Masks have served many purposes and transcend cultures near and far, old and new, to hide identity and to remember personalities, as these examples show (in chronological order). Ritual masks, allegorical depictions, comic and theatrical portrayals, carnival and finally death masks reveal much about culture, customs and status.



Klg-0052
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Title: Ceramic Mask from Hierakonpolis
Description: Hierakonpolis, ceramic, Mask, Renee Friedman.
Vendor: Kenneth Garrett
Bos-27297
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Title: Mummy mask
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-40973
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Title: Plaster mask of Nimaatre
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Klg-0083
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Title: Mummy mask of Sennedjem
Description: Mummy mask of Sennedjem.
Vendor: Kenneth Garrett
Klg-0084
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Title: Mummy mask of Sennedjem's wife
Description: Mummy mask of Sennedjem's wife.
Vendor: Kenneth Garrett
Klg-0019
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Title: Gilded mummy mask
Description: Gilded mummy mask.
Vendor: Kenneth Garrett
Jgc-0299
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Title: Comic Mask of a Slave
Description: Front center
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jic-0601
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Title: 'La Bocca della Verita,' or 'Mouth of Truth'
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jie-0271
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Title: Mosaic Portrait of a Comic Mask
Description: Total
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-2622
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Title: Mummy Mask
Description: Front
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-04922
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Title: Two terracotta roundels with theatrical masks
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dva-9920
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Title: Tragic Mask from Italy (Rome?)
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Met-4408
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Title: Bronze water spout in the form of a lion mask
Description: pictured w/ 74.51.5678
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jgc-0696
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Title: Mask of a Satyr
Description: Head front center
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-06127
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Title: Bronze handle attachment in the form of a mask of Silenos
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2692
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Title: Bronze statuette of a veiled and masked dancer
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2689
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Title: Bronze statuette of a veiled and masked dancer
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jta-1021
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Title: Didyma: Temple of Apollo: 4th c. BC, 1st, 2nd & 4th c. AD [under Caligula (37-41), Hadrian (117-138), and Julian the Apostate (361-363), never completed]
Description: carved head of a Gorgon (Medusa)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jta-1022
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Title: Didyma: Temple of Apollo: 4th c. BC, 1st, 2nd & 4th c. AD [under Caligula (37-41), Hadrian (117-138), and Julian the Apostate (361-363), never completed]
Description: detail of head of Gorgon (Medusa), showing depth of carving
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jta-1023
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Title: Didyma: Temple of Apollo: 4th c. BC, 1st, 2nd & 4th c. AD [under Caligula (37-41), Hadrian (117-138), and Julian the Apostate (361-363), never completed]
Description: Carved Head of another Gorgon (Medusa)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jic-0607
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Title: Frieze of Dramatic Masks, with Garlands, from the Great Theater in Ephesus
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jic-0631
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Title: Frieze of Three Dramatic Masks, from third story of Roman stage wall of the Theater at Ephesus
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jic-0636
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Title: Frieze of Three Dramatic Masks, from third story of Roman stage wall of the Theater at Ephesus
Description: close detail: right mask (old man) from front center
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jic-0711
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Title: Frieze of Heads, Masks, and Medusa Faces, with Garlands of Fruit
Description: Two rows with seven faces from front center
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-05085
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Title: Double Capital with Masks and Birds
Description: Front, from right
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-05086
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Title: Double Capital with Masks and Birds
Description: Back
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Lid-0733
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Title: Ornamental Lintel with Two Lions and a Mask
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-05911
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Title: Vase
Creator(s): Meissen Porcelain Manufactory
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-05954
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Title: Jar
Description: Front: scene of three masked comedians
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-05953
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Title: Jar
Description: Back: Landscape
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bos-38233
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Title: The Masked Woman (Nobility of Lorraine)
Creator(s): Jacques Callot
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Mad-0013
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Title: A Harmless Clown
Creator(s): Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
Description: Total from left center (right profile)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mad-0014
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Title: A Joker
Creator(s): Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
Description: Head left front
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-08388
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Title: A Hypocrite and Slanderer
Creator(s): Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
Description: Messerschmidt
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dva-17659
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Title: Mask of George Washington
Creator(s): Jean-Antoine Houdon
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Met-07306
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Title: Caricature of a Man in a Mask and a Tricorne, Standing in Profile to the Left
Creator(s): Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-07304
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Title: Caricature of a Man in a Mask and a Cloak, Holding a Muff and a Tricorne, Standing in Profile to the Left
Creator(s): Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dva-17660
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Title: Cast of Death Mask of Napoleon
Creator(s): Unknown
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-22850
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Title: Beethoven, Tragic Mask
Creator(s): Bourdelle, Émile-Antoine
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Dva-19936
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Title: Masks
Creator(s): Erich Heckel
Vendor: Davis Art Images