Greek tragedy mask wax seal necklace - levez le donc - remove your mas
Take off your mask, an interesting Greek tragedy mask wax seal necklace pendant. The mask is surrounded by the French sentiment LEVEZ LE DONC which literally translates LIFT IT UP along with the picture of the mask sending the message RAISE THE MASK!
Remove the mask and be yourself!
- symbolism -
The mask is considered to be one of the iconic conventions of classical Greek theatre.
They were worn to bring the characters' face closer to the audience, especially since they had intensely exaggerated facial features and expressions and they enabled an actor to appear and reappear in several different roles, thus preventing the audience from identifying the actor to one specific character. At the end of the show, the actor would RAISE THE MASK!
- approximate measurement - 5/8" (17mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed with a US dime and with an inch ruler for scale
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout
Hand crafted from an ornate antique French wax seal. It's a rebus seal when words and pictures send the message.
Impressed with history!