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Assemblage from a Warrior's Burial
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Assemblage from a Warrior's Burial


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Description This mask with a separate nose piece, band, ring, and plaque were found, with other bronze armor (for example Walters 54.2456), in a tomb in northern Greece. The red discoloration of the gold suggests that the objects adorned a body that was cremated on a funeral pyre and then reassembled and placed in a secondary burial. The mask is slit along the ridge and bottom of the nose; the five pairs of holes along the opening allow for the attachment of the separate nosepiece. The band is stamped with a double guilloche pattern. The plaque is diamond in shape, stamped with patterns including a rosette at the center. The ring with a convex top is crudely made, typical of adornments that were fashioned solely for burial.
Provenance [Tomb in Chalkidike, Northern Greece]; Hesperia Art, Philadelphia; Walters Art Museum, 1964, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A. P. Fund, 1964

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6th century BC (Archaic)
Medium
folded sheet gold
Accession Number
VO.106 (57.1944, 57.1945, 57.1946, 57.1947)
Measurements
mask: 6 3/4 x 5 15/16 x 1 3/8 in. (17.2 x 15.15 x 3.5 cm); nose: 3 13/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 in. (9.62 x 3.9 x 2.5 cm); band: 11 9/16 x 1 in. (29.3 x 2.5 cm); plaque: 6 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. (16.2 x 6.1 cm); ring: 1 3/16 x 1 1/8 x 1/4 in. (3 x 2.8 x 0.6 cm)
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