- Material: Solid sterling silver
- Finish: Polished
- 7/8 inch wide x almost 1/2 inch tall excluding hanger (22 x 11mm)
- Chain: 18 inch (45.6cm) with spring ring closer
- Item number: wh570
During the golden age of ancient Greece, masks like these were worn onstage by actors, primarily to make the characters, along with their moods and intentions, more obvious to the audience, even from very far away.
But even today, thousands of years after their use was discontinued, the masks are still a common sight, now as a symbol of the theater and the acting profession.
With exaggerated facial features, their cut-out eyes and mouths, and molded into a very three-dimensional shape with all the contours and curves of a human face, these miniature masks make a striking and dramatic necklace.