The famous Mask of Agamemnon is an artifact discovered at Mycenae in 1876 by Heinrich Schliemann. The mask is a gold funeral mask, and was found over the face of a body located in a burial shaft (grave ). Schliemann believed that he had discovered the body of the legendary Greek leader Agamemnon who attacked Troy and is legendary hero of the Trojan War, and from this the mask gets its name. However,modern archaeological research suggests that the mask is from 1550-1500 B.C.E, which is earlier than thetraditional life of Agamemnon. In spite of this, the name remains. The mask is currently displayed in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. This plaque depicts this famous more the 3000 years old maskItem No. 423Weight 3 Lb. Dimensions W: 9.5″ H: 10.5″ D: 1″Made of cast stone with gold finish. Item comes with a hole or a hook in the back for easy wall hanging.
Made of cast stone. Cast stone is a type of gypsum cement whose properties are much different from plaster of paris which is what most sculpture shops use. Unlike plaster, which is soft, light and weak, cast stone is hard, heavy and strong. Cast stone feels like, and is heavy like a real stone would be, which can be experienced as soon you try to lift it.
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