Lock of King Edward IV's hair

Made:
before 1784 in England
maker:
Unknown

A lock of hair, said to be from the head of Edward IV of England (1442-1483), taken from his tomb at Windsor in 1784, mounted in a frame, and secured by wax to a piece of paper bearing a handwritten descriptive inscription

Details

Category:
Anatomy & Pathology
Object Number:
A3215
Materials:
frame, glass, frame, metal, frame, wood, hair, paper and wax
type:
human remains
taxonomy:
  • human remains
credit:
Wellcome Trust