Rare Elizabethan ‘Visard Mask’ Found Concealed in 16th Century Wall
Ms Cassidy, working for the Portable Antiquities Scheme, revealed that the mask was discovered during the renovation of an inner wall of a stone building near Daventry, Northamptonshire, in the UK. The wall of the property was approximately four foot thick and the mask was found concealed within the inner hard core, which consisted of soil, straw and horsehair. “This was without doubt the reason why the mask has survived,” said Ms Cassidy.
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