The Iron Mask

The identity of the French prisoner known as the Man in the Iron Mask has remained much debated throughout centuries by great minds such as Voltaire and Dumas alike, and his identity remains unestablished to this day.

Description

A highly decorative hand-crafted example of an early 20th Century iron mask on hinges, with slits for eyes, nose, and mouth with a suspension hoop to the top.  Popular culture and theories speculate the unknown man to have been either the twin brother of Louis XVI or Louis XIII, the king’s father. Other candidates considered include the illegitimate son of Charles II, the Duke of Monmouth, James Scott, foreign diplomats, and several high-ranking members of the French military.

Size in inches: H 15” x W 9” x D 9”

Period: Early 20th Century

Material: Metal

Origin: French

Condition: Aged

Item Condition

Completely solid in structure and form, covered with aged rust that does not flake due to its age.  Please understand that sometimes it can be difficult to photograph all the areas of an object. Therefore, we strongly suggest you review all the photos provided as part of this advert. Propose questions to which sections of the item are unclear to avoid disappointment when purchasing an item.

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