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Mary Shelton, later Lady Heveningham
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Bust of a boy

RCIN 73197

This terracotta bust of a young boy was once thought to show Henry VIII. It was probably made by the Italian sculptor Guido Mazzoni for Henry VII.

The bust was formed of clay pressed into a mould, and the boy’s open mouth, ears and nostrils served to allow steam to escape during firing.

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