Is a death mask found in a ragpicker's shop in 1842 that of William
Shakespeare? This coming Saturday's issue of the British weekly New Scientist
says the mask, bearing the date 1616 and the high forehead, prominent nose and
beard associated with Shakespeare, could be, Agence France-Presse
Friday, March 03, 2006
Shakespeare or Not?
Okay it's a little spooky. I've never really understood the allure of death masks. I'd rather have a just a memory of a person then a casting of their face after they died. As Reported in the NY Times :
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