Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Number 39: Beddingham Nose

This piece of sculpted copper-alloy found in Beddingham, East Sussex, is most likely a prosthesis dating from the 16th or 17th Centuries. If so, it would have been worn to hide its owner's facial disfigurement, most likely resulting from a disease such as syphilis, though possibly suffered in an accident.

Photo Credit Portable Antiquities Scheme

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