Item No. : R001116
Late 14th-mid 11th century B.C.
Height 25.3, width 23.4 cm.
Royal Tomb M1400, Hsi -pei-kang, Anyang, Honan
This is a realistic human mask with a short, narrow forehead, round chin and wide, flat cheekbones. There is a loop on the top for hanging, and six tubes cast onto the back of the eyes, ears and nose of the mask, indicating that it was not an ordinary mask. Its use is unknown.