Actor with Mask of Silenus

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 17 January 2016

A marble sculpture depicting a Greek actor wearing the mask of Silenus, the satyr who tutored Dionysos in Greek mythology. Such a mask would have been worn by the leader of the chorus in Greek Satyr plays. Possibly part of the decoration of a 2nd century CE Roman villa. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome)

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time author, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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Cartwright, M. (2016, January 17). Actor with Mask of Silenus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4427/actor-with-mask-of-silenus/

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