To Date, Only Three Archaeologically Provenanced Neolithic Masks Known
The Media Line, 2018.11.29 – Although there are presently 15 Neolithic stone masks across the globe known to researchers, there are only 2 others whose archaeological context is verified. Ronit Lupu, of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) Antiquities Theft Prevention Unit, told The Media Line. “All of these  stone masks are connected to the same area: the Judean Mountains, the Judean Desert and thereabouts.”
This unit recently tracked-down and recovered the third, extremely rare, 9,000-year-old stone provenanced pinkish-yellow limestone mask.
What were ancient masks used for?This mask, provenanced to the Desert and Hills of Kᵊna•anꞋ NW of Yâm ha-MëlꞋakh at the end of the Neolithic and last Glacial Age, predates writing. Thus, clues to the use of this and similar masks is limited to common sense.
Anyone who has worn a mask for PūrꞋim realizes that the idea of a mask is to “put on” the semblance of whatever character the mask is supposed to represent.We can see from Egyptian wall paintings that, on the one hand, the wearer (originally a tribal leader or shaman priest) may thusly pretend to be, or experience a delusion of, “speaking through the eyes and mouth” – transforming into the Spokesman/Angel speaking the Words of the
On the other hand, the audience in ancient times, clearly believed the tribal leader or shaman priest, by donning the mask, became transformed into an Angel-Spokesman of the spirit/
god represented by the mask, thereby actualizing the communication of the Word of their god.
A•ha•ronꞋ Casts The Gold Calf-Mask
עֵגֶל (eigꞋel; calf) מַסֵּכָה (ma•seikh•âhꞋ; cast metal image (not necessarily a statue), [face] mask02) – origin of today’s English “mask”.
Even academics exhibit a mysterious unquestioning UNNIopia01 when confronted by familiar information enveloped in traditional interpretation. Reading Shᵊm•ōtꞋ 34.4, even religious and Biblical academics universally assume a “Golden Calf” statue idol.