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Human Mask (青銅人面)

Tags: craft | mask


The Human Mask was excavated in the Hsi Pei Kang site. The style of this mask is graphic. The face of the mask is with a short forehead, a wide cheekbone, a fat cheek and a round mandible. There is a loop on the top of the mask, which was designed for hanging. Because of the six tubes which were cast onto the back of the eyes, ears, and nose of the mask, this mask may be not an ordinary one. Its use is still unknown.


location: Hsi Pei Kang site, Anyang county, Henan province, China

Era: 3000 B.P.


Human Mask