Ancient mask Kalkriese
Techniques: chasing, patination.
Dimensions: 22×16 cm
The prototype of this work was the mask found in Lower Saxony, where in the ninth year of AD a battle took place – known as the battle in the Teutoburg Forest – between Germanic tribes and the army of the Roman Empire. The original is at the Museum аnd Park Kalkriese (Germany).
Similar masks served as a visor on the helmet of the Roman horseman. In addition to protecting the face in battle, such masks were used in ceremonies and tournaments.
Brass sheet, patination.