Take off your mask - Levez le donc, an interesting Greek tragedy mask wax seal necklace pendant necklace. Remove the mask and be yourself!
- description -
A little rebus, or word play with words and pictures, the mask sits below the phrase LEVEZ LE DONC which literally translates THEREFORE RAISE THE and the picture of the mask sending the message THEREFORE RAISE THE MASK!
- 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!
Hand cast from an ornate antique French wax seal shown in the photos.
- approximate measurement - 1/2" (14mm)
- wax seal charm metal - fine silver (.999 pure and recycled silver)
- photographed with an old US dime for scale
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp.
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout.
Impressed with history!