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  • Napoleon's 'death mask' on auction

    By Paul Hackett

    Source of information:ca.news.yahoo.com

    Nothing like owning a piece of history, even if it’s a bit on the macabre side. Like a death mask, let’s say? The mask was made shortly after Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte’s death on the island of St Helena on May 5, 1821, and will be auctioned on June 19,2013.

    A worker poses with the death mask of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, at Bonhams auction house in London May 17, 2013. The mask made shortly after Napoleon’s death on the island of St Helena on May 5, 1821, is estimated to sell for 40,000 – 60,000 GB pounds (U.S. $60,000 – 91,000).

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