The life and death masks of Scotland’s dangerous and insane
They were cast as part of a 19th Century fashion to determine the personality traits of the criminal and the insane by examining the shape of their heads.
Monday, 28th January 2019, 4:24 pm
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Now a fascinating collection of life and death masks is on show at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery following a loan from the Anatomical Museum at Edinburgh University. Murderers Burke and Hare were among those to have their heads cast.