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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.

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. The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, is a direct descendant.

Democratic Republic of Congo, Hemba people - The extremely stylized chimpanzee masks are called mwisi gwa so'o a term that alludes to the "spirit-ivested object of the chimpanzee human" that inhabits the mask

Africa | Mask from the We people of Liberia or Ivory Coast | Wood, fiber, bells, brass, shells, teeth and pigment | ca. 1970

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

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.