Peden's Mask

Face-mask said to have been used, along with a wig, by the covenanting minister, Alexander Peden (1626 - 86). It is a professionally made piece that would have been an effective disguise. Peden may have felt some need of this as he was a wanted man for preaching at conventicles in Ayrshire after he was deprived of his charge at New Luce in 1662.
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height 235 mm, width 260 mm; wig length 458 mm
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Leather, linen, hair, wood, feathers
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Board of Trustees, National Museums Scotland
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