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Reproduction 17th-Century Insanity Mask.... (Total: 49 )

2012 Apr 30 - May 1 Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas #6076

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Auction Ended On: Apr 30, 2012
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Location: Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

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Reproduction 17th-Century Insanity Mask. The quality modern copy of a metal mask, used to restrain individuals deemed insane in the 17th-century. This reproduction, quite figural in character, includes a locking hasp, designed to lock the mask on the head of the insane person. This example, with holes for eyes and mouth, evokes a pathos for the condemned wearer. Great visual presence. Size: 12-inches tall X 10-inches wide. Condition: Very good, with light wear present.

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