Date: 10 months ago   Category: Stuff

The posthumous mask of Stalin from the old attic has enriched British


In Great Britain at an auction the posthumous mask of Joseph Stalin and molds of hands made of bronze have been sold for 13,5 thousand pounds sterling (1,1 million rubles). Express reports about it. Lot has been exposed in the Auction house in Canterbury (The Canterbury Auction Galleries). It is considered that it is one of 12 masks made before Stalin's body has been embalmed. Objects have been bought by phone and through the intermediary. The mask and molds of hands have been transferred to the auction house not so long ago. They were found by British on the attic of the house of the grandfather which served in merchant marine fleet. The appraiser, addressing public after sale of lot, I admitted that he was struck dumb a little when the man has shown him objects and I have asked whether it is possible to sell it to somebody. In 2012 the similar mask was sold at auction for 3,6 thousand pounds sterling (more than 300 thousand rubles) therefore the find was decided to be exposed for 1,5-2 thousand pounds sterling (127-170 thousand rubles). "Nobody expected that the price will reach 13,5 thousand pounds sterling. The owner was delighted" — the appraiser has noted. The secretary general of the Central Committee of the CPSU Joseph Stalin has died in 1953 at the age of 74 years. Posthumous masks have been made by the sculptor Matvei Manizer who at that time held a post of the vice-president of Academy of Arts of the USSR. It is more than important news in Film of Day Telegram-channel. Subscribe!

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