In this article, the author responds to the claim put forward by William M. Calder III in 1999 that the most famous burial mask from the Shaft Graves at Mycenae-that generally believed to be the one that Schliemann took for the "face of Agamemnon"-is a forgery, planted by Schliemann himself. From an analysis of the surviving documentation, it is argued that this theory is untenable, particularly since Schliemann did not originally associate this mask with Agamemnon.