Gold Death Mask of Agamemnon, Mycenae, c. 1550-1500 B.C.E.

Gold death-mask, known as the ‘mask of Agamemnon’. Mycenae, Grave Circle A, Grave V, 16th cent. BC. The mask depicts the imposing face of a bearded man. It is made of a gold sheet with repousse details. Two holes near the ears indicate that the mask was held in place over the deceased’s face with twine.(National Archaeological Museum, Athens)

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