Comedy Tragedy Mask
$1.25 - $7.00
An excellent way to carry art with you. This piece features a lovely old image of a Comedy Tragedy Mask, also known as Janus Masks and Theatre Masks.
Badge, Magnets, Mirror and Keychain sizes:
- 1" magnets or 1" pinback badge
- 2.25" magnet
- 2.25" keychain
- 2.25" pocket mirror
- Pocket mirrors come packaged complete with a velvet bag for safe keeping.
- Dimensions: 2.25 Diameter.
- Design on one side with real glass mirror on the other side.
There is some discrepancy regarding the "origins" of the original comedy/tragedy masks in the incarnation we have on Tartx. However, there is no debate as to the fact that masks have been donning the theatre for at least 2500 years. Some believe they are an homage to the Muses Melpomene and Thalia. Others believe the mask pays homage to Dionysus, the god of carnivals and masquerades allowing us to "free ourselves from secret desires and buried regrets". They now stand as a great universal symbol for drama and the theatre.