Lived fast, died old and left an ugly corpse? Why not consider a Roman lime mask to idealise your looks back to their heyday?
This example from AD 100 – 170 disguised its owners worn teeth and eroded dental palate, think what one of your own could do for you!
Painted lime plaster mask and skull of man, Roman period about AD 100-170
Ancient Egyptians had some great ideas, slave labour, beautiful tombs and pyramids being just three of them.
Perhaps the best though was their preservation of the king of animals….cats!
Beautiful examples can be in the Egyptian afterlife rooms of London’s British Museum, have a look at one below:
Mummy of a cat, Roman period after 30 BC
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