Mask of Agamemnon

Mask of Agamemnon, from shaft grave V, grave circle A, Mycenae c.1550-1500 B.C.E., gold, 12″ / 35 cm (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)

“I have gazed into the face of Agamemnon,” boasted the man who discovered it—but is it really the Homeric hero?

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Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "Mask of Agamemnon," in Smarthistory, December 14, 2015, accessed June 9, 2023,