This is the death mask of England's King Henry VII (the father of King Henry VIII), who was the first Tudor monarch and reigned from 1485 to 1509. It is said to be the finest death mask in existence. It's also unusual in that his eyes are open.
Emma Parker - Transitional Objects. "These pieces have been made from found and abandoned objects which have been wrapped tightly in a wool yarn. The cocoon like form protects and holds the objects, but it also restricts and does not allow escape."