Iberian Mask of a Woman

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 03 November 2017
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Mass produced in moulds, objects like this mask of a woman are inspired by Sicilian and Carthaginian models. They may have been used as offerings, images of a deity from the Phoenician-Punic pantheon, or apotropaic objects for protecting the deceased. This mask is made from clay and dates from the 4th-3rd century BCE. (Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, November 03). Iberian Mask of a Woman. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7546/iberian-mask-of-a-woman/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Iberian Mask of a Woman." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 03, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7546/iberian-mask-of-a-woman/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Iberian Mask of a Woman." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 03 Nov 2017. Web. 27 Oct 2021.