This mask has looked the death into his eyes
- Selective gilding with .999 gold
- Two ounces of the finest silver and 50 mm diameter
- Antique finish decoration
Black leather coat, glass eyes, and a long bill-this was the outfit of doctors who had fought the plague epidemic hundreds of years age. The mask was probably invented by Charles de Lorme, an outstanding physician from the court of Henry IV, Louis XIII and Louis XIV.
A characteristic bird mask, which back in times of epidemics brought salvation and hope for many, now became a symbol of “black death” in pop culture.
|Weight (g)||62.2 (2 OZ)|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
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