Fragment of a tragic mask (xyrías)

    • Provenienza:
      Syracuse, Villa Maria, excavation 1964
    • Data:
      First half of the 3rd century BC
    • Materiali:
    • Dimensioni:
      height 9.8 cm, base 7.5 cm
    • Collocazione:
      Syracuse, Museo Archeologico Regionale “Paolo Orsi”
    • Inventario:
      inv. 69398
  • Fragment of a tragic mask (xyrías)

Along with others found in the city and in the area, this fragment attests to a local production of large masks of excellent workmanship, which were not used as models but were worn directly by the actor in the scene.