Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Buy Cromwell's Death Mask-warts and all!


Do you fancy owning the death mask of Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell? The above is for sale and could be yours for around £1000! The mask is about 350 years old and shows Cromwell in an exact light-just how he intended! Cromwell was not a fan of vanity in the slightest and insisted that all portraits, even after he expired, were done to show 'warts and all'.

2 comments:

Ms. Lucy said...

Yes, I read about this too, and thought,'how repulsive' (warts and all)for sale. But then again, I suppose everything historical is worth something to someone;-)

TammiMagee said...

haha! Definitely! There'll be someone who thinks it would be worth having-not me though! Thanks Ms. Lucy