Mycenaean gold death mask, Mask of Agamemnon, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece.National Archaeological Museum of Athens. <br />
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The mask from Grave V depicts an imposing face of a bearded man descovered by  Heinrich Schliemann who believed it was the body of Agamemnon, this is unproven to date.  The Mycenaean death mask belonged to a warrior and made of gold leaf it cocered the dead mans face held on by cord threaded tgrough the two sides of the mask.  The mask of Agamemnon was created from a single thick gold sheet, heated and hammered against a wooden background with the details chased on later with a sharp tool. The artifact dates from the 16th century BC.

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Mycenaean gold death mask, Mask of Agamemnon, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece.National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

The mask from Grave V depicts an imposing face of a bearded man descovered by Heinrich Schliemann who believed it was the body of Agamemnon, this is unproven to date. The Mycenaean death mask belonged to a warrior and made of gold leaf it cocered the dead mans face held on by cord threaded tgrough the two sides of the mask. The mask of Agamemnon was created...
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