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Face to Face

The Oldest Masks in the World

  • Date iconMarch 10 2014 - March 7 2015
  • Curator: Debby Hershman
  • Temporary Exhibition Gallery, Samuel and Saidye Bronfman, Archaeology Wing

These extremely rare 9,000-year-old stone masks all originated in the Land of Israel and are considered among the most ancient human portraits. The exhibition concludes a decade of investigative work and marks the first time that this enigmatic group will be displayed together in their birthplace.