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Beautiful 9,000 year old pre-pottery neolithic stone masks are to go on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem: http://ow.ly/uuZkv

Face to Face: The Oldest Masks in the World features a dozen masks that date to the pre-pottery Neolithic B period (8300 – 5500 B.C.E.) and come from the Judean Hills and Wilderness. The stone masks are fashioned to look like human faces with short noses and holes for eyes and a mouth, many boasting articulated teeth.

Stone Mask, Nahal Hemar Cave, Israel. Late PPNB (c. 7200-6700). Site served as internal boundary between hunting and agriculture. Finds at the site included basketry, headdresses, mats, knotted/semi-sewn linen, seeds and fruits.

World's oldest masks go on display in Jerusalem

World's oldest masks go on display in Jerusalem

A 9,000 year-old mask is on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on 10 March 2014.

ONE OF THE OLDEST ARTWORKS EVER OFFERED AT CHRISTIE’S ANTIQUITIES SALE: A 9,000-YEAR-OLD... - Artwire Press Release from ArtfixDaily.com