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Record ID: NARC-151A67
Object type: MASK
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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This is a large Visard mask (also spelled 'vizard'), worn by gentlewomen in the 16th and possibly into the early 18th centuries. The mask was found during the renovation of an inner wall of a 16th-century stone building. The wall was approximately four feet thick, and the mask was found concealed within the inner hard core of the wall, which consisted of soil, straw and horse hair (for insulation). The mask was folded in half, lengthways, and placed within a small rectangular niche behind the face of the wall. Due to the conditions when found, the mask has an amount of soil and str…
Created on: Tuesday 10th August 2010
Last updated: Thursday 8th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Daventry area', grid reference and parish protected.

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