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West Mexico - Let the Objects Speak - Cloth and Clay

Ceremonial Mask of Sutton Hoo: Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, in Suffolk, England is the site of two 6th- and early 7th-century cemeteries. One contained an undisturbed ship burial including a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artifacts of outstanding art-historical and archaeological significance, now held in the British Museum in London. by Malcolm Bott

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.

Ancient Egyptian tomb mural from the Tomb of Nakht, reproduced in oil paint on a textured wooden panel by Thomas Baker

Alexander Peden's mask in the collection of the National Museum of Scotland. From the mid-1600s. Made of leather, fabric and real human hair.

Africa | Mask from the Bamileke people of Cameroon | Horn, vegetal fiber, cowrie shells, human hair and textile || The kunggang of the Bamileke belong to an important association of healers and headmen, and for the purification of villages. They represent the power of intervention against sorcery.

Mary, Queen of Scots' death mask. Although most death masks - taken soon after the person was executed - are white, this one has been hand-painted.

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