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The Ridgewood Historical Society to display a plaster copy of Napoleon Bonaparte’s death mask ‎

Napoleon Bonaparte's death mask


March 6,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Historical Society & Schoolhouse Museum to display a plaster copy of Napoleon Bonaparte’s death mask in our Memento Mori section of our exhibit “The Thread of Life.” Bonaparte died in 1821 in exile on the British island of Saint Helena. At that time it was a common practice to make a death mask of notable figures who passed away. Napoleon’s physician, François Carlo Antommarchi, cast one mask and later produced copies.
Come and see this fascinating artifact, on loan from Mark Wright, with your own eyes! Opening day of the exhibit is this Sunday March 11, at 2 pm.

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