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BZ.1953.14, Mask of an Old Man

BZ.1953.14, Mask of an Old Man

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Norman, twelfth century

Porphyry, 14 cm x 11.3 cm (5 1/2 in. x 4 7/16 in.)

Mildred Barnes Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss acquired this sculpture from the Viennese collector and dealer Antonin Juritzky in 1937, and gave it to the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in 1953.