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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian13 Aug 2019 4:44 p.m. PST

…The mask was cast from a mold taken shortly after Napoleon's death, according to New Orleans gallery M.S. Rau Antiques, which is selling the unusual artifact for $34,500. USD Napoleon, who had been exiled to the British territory of St. Helena following his defeat in the Battle of Waterloo, died on May 5, 1821…


Waco Joe13 Aug 2019 5:07 p.m. PST

You have about that many email addresses on file. If we all pitch in a buck we can do a group buy. Take turns having it in our homes. grin

ConnaughtRanger13 Aug 2019 9:58 p.m. PST

Perhaps in the interests of a accuracy, "Copy of" should be added at the start of the Thread title? It's hardly unique?

Aethelflaeda was framed14 Aug 2019 12:13 p.m. PST

Depends if it's made from the original plaster master mold used to make the death mask or made from a new mold of the mask itself or something else entirely. If from the original plaster master it would be as "original"

Zephyr114 Aug 2019 8:26 p.m. PST

I think most here at TMP would rather have rather have an accurate 3D printed version in 15 or 28mm… ;-)

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