This artifact is a bronze copy of a round theater mask. Theater masks were originally molded out of lighter, more perishable material, such as linen and paste. However, it is unlikely that this mask had a functional, theatrical use, but rather it is likely that it served for more decorative purposes. This is evidenced by the fact that the mask is not the size of a human face- it is, in fact, much smaller. It also does not have holes on the side of its frame to be pinned to a face, but it does have two holes at the bottom of the mask- suggesting that it could be pinned to a wall. It is also important to note that the material of this artifact was bronze, a heavy material, indicating that it was not meant to be worn, and it is nonperishable, possibly to withstand the outdoors if it was placed in a garden. Before the oxidation seen on this object occurred, the original bronze color was reminiscent of tanned human skin.