Shakespeare death mask ‘genuine’
"Superimposing the models revealed perfect matches between the forehead, eyes and nose."
- 'New Scientist' magazine
Darmstadt, Germany - A 17th century death mask claimed to be that of British playwright William Shakespeare could be genuine, according to new research.
Using a computer technique employed by the police to test whether separate facial images belong to the same person, scientist Reinhardt Altmann found close matches around the eyes, nose and lips of the paintings and bust, leading him to conclude the faces were all those of the same individual.