Fabulous dramatic copper tragedy theater mask – the “buskin” of sock and buskin fame – cast in pure copper. The depth of expression is accented by oxidization of the metal, and the mask is backed with a copper plate which contains the bale.
Sock and Buskin theater masks are two ancient symbols of comedy and tragedy. In Greek theater, actors in tragic roles wore a boot called a buskin as a sign of their higher status; Comedic actors wore a thin-soled shoe called a sock. These masks are sometimes described as “Laugh Now, Cry Later.” May the arts always bring you far more laughter than tears!
This copper tragedy charm measures approximately 1 inch long and weighs 3 grams. It has been polished by hand; No corrosive solvents or dips are used.
**Our unique jewelry is always boxed for shipping.**
Please take your time with the photos and consider them part of the description. Charms are properly installed when the jump ring is soldered closed. Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to check out the many sock & buskin designs available in my shop! Purchases from the WhyteWing website benefit The Trevor Project, but if you are more comfortable shopping through a platform like Etsy, this dramatic charm is listed in my shop there as well.
1 inch, 3 grams