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Agamemnon Funerary Mask

Regular price $ 275.00 USD
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A Stunning Replica of King Agamemnon's Funerary Mask

This exquisite ornament, crafted in Greece from gold-plated brass and set on a marble base, is a striking replica of the funerary mask associated with the ancient Greek King Agamemnon. The original mask, made from a single sheet of hammered and chased gold, was discovered at the Bronze Age site of Mycenae by German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876. It dates back to around the 16th century BC.

Upon its discovery, Schliemann, who also played a crucial role in the excavation of Troy, declared the mask to depict King Agamemnon of Mycenae, a key figure in Homer’s Iliad. However, more recent scholarship suggests that the mask predates the Trojan War and the events of the Iliad by 300-400 years, challenging Schliemann's initial identification.

This remarkable ornament is a sensational addition to any home, celebrating a wealth of ancient history.

The original is housed in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens.

See the Aristeia of Agamemnon.

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Material: Gold-plated brass, marble base

Dimensions: H19 x W12cm

Postage Weight: 0.50kg