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.