SMALL KASSITE BLUE FRIT MALE MASK APPLIQUEPrint
SMALL KASSITE BLUE FRIT MALE MASK APPLIQUE
Bluish frit male facehead with large eyes filled with black glass inlay and that also applies to a diadem around his forehead and a necklace around his neck right under his chin; double-pierced ears for now lost gold or silver earrings; reverse concave
Ex priv. coll. H.v.H., Netherlands; formerly coll. J.C. Bristol, England, inherited and originally formed 1960-1970s
Dim. 5 x 4,5 cm. Intact and mounted on black stand.
Medio-Assyrian Period, 14th-13th cent. BC. Very rare
Cf. Sumer, Assur, Babylone, Exposition catalogue Neue Galerie-
Sammlung Ludwig, Aix-la-Chapelle, 1979, no. 117 (Von Zabern, Mainz)