Most Impressive Ancient Masks Created By Different Civilizations

Here is a list of the most impressive ancient masks created and used by different ancient civilizations

The Oldest Mask in the World: Mask decorated with paint, Nahal Hemar Cave, Judean Desert, Pre-Pottery Neolithic B, 9,000 years old

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Image Credit: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Representation of a Skull. Medium: Carved obsidian, inlaid with shell and bone. Culture: Mixtec-Puebla. Region: Central plateau, Mexico. Date: A.D. 1200-1521

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Collection: Museo Amparo

Tezcatlipoca, Smoking Mirror God Of Sorcery And The Night Sky, Mask

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Image Credit: Manuel de Corselas

Xiuhtecuhtli, God Of Fire, Turquoise Mosaic Mask

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Image Credit: Hans Hillewaert

Ancient Egyptian funerary mask, Louvre

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Image Credit: Janmad

Quetzalcoatl, The Feathered Serpent, Turquoise Mosaic Mask

Turquoise Mosaic Mask
Image Credit: Hans Hillewaert

The impressive silvered Roman cavalry helmet mask found in Nijmegen, dating from the second half of the 1st century. The mask is kept in the Museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen, Netherlands

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A Maya mosaic mask, made of wood and stones. Late Postclassic Period, 1200-1520 CE, now on display at the Dumbarton Oaks Museum in Washington, D.C.

Comic mask [clay]. Greek, Roman period [1st c. BCE – 1st c. CE]. Louvre, nr. CA 1941

2000-year-old green serpentine stone mask found at the base of the pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan, Mexico