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Models - Two grotesque masks

Two grotesque masks

  • Object:

    Models

  • Place of origin:

    [Italy] (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wax

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Sannyer Atkin

  • Museum number:

    A.86-1937

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The two masks are modelled in high relief on a slate slab with a gilded metal mount. One head expresses ill temper and the other rage or horror. The hair and ears are in the form of leaves.

Physical description

Two grotesque masks in red wax on slate. Both modelled in high relief on a slate slab with a gilded metal mount. The one head expresses ill temper and the other rage or horror. Hair and ears take the form of leaves. Some of the waves forming hair are chipped.

Place of Origin

[Italy] (made)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Wax

Dimensions

Height: 3 1/4 in, Width: 3 in

Object history note

Formerly in the Propert Collection. Given by Mr Sannyer Atkin.

Descriptive line

Wax, Italian, 18th century

Materials

Wax

Techniques

Modelled

Subjects depicted

Mask

Collection code

SCP

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