Satyr mask

    • Provenienza:
      Centuripe, acquired 1932
    • Data:
      Mid-3rd century BC
    • Materiali:
    • Dimensioni:
      height 21.2 cm, width 11.5 cm
    • Collocazione:
      Syracuse, Museo Archeologico Regionale “Paolo Orsi”
    • Inventario:
      inv. 47043
  • Satyr mask

This theatrical mask depicts an old bald satyr with a grim expression. The mask comes from the Casino district, the site of an important Hellenistic necropolis. In antiquity, the presence of theatrical masks inside a tomb is related to the concept of death. The mask is the talisman that reveals the deceased's devotion to Dionysus, the god of the theatre.