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PANCHO VILLA DEATH MASK FETCHES $17,000
The Austin American-Statesman ^ | 19 June 2006

Posted on 06/19/2006 8:50:10 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

FREDERICKSBURG — Pancho Villa's death mask, featuring the famous Mexican outlaw's prominent mustache and eyebrows, sold at auction Sunday for $17,000. The mask was sold to a private collector who wished to remain anonymous, said Scott Franks, owner of Waco-based A&S Antique Auction Co., which held the auction. The mask was among hundreds of eclectic items from the collections of Charles Trois, an eccentric retired artist who built a European-style village across from Enchanted Rock near Fredericksburg.

The Villa death mask is said to have been made the day after his assassination in 1923. Villa, born Jose Doroteo Arango Arambula, joined the Mexican Revolution in 1910, fighting the government with peasant armies. He rose in the ranks to become one of the war's best-known generals and was known to use firing squads. Although Trois claims that the mask is the only original, Villa scholar Ray Sadler said there might be four masks.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arango; death; doroteo; maks; mexico; pancho; villa; waco
Interesting news item. His real name was Doroteo Arango -- "Dorothy" Arango.
1 posted on 06/19/2006 8:50:14 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Miniatures of which will soon be available as urinal disinfectant cakes.
2 posted on 06/19/2006 8:53:03 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Doroteo is to Dorothy,

as Mario is to Maria

it is the masculine form of the name.


3 posted on 06/19/2006 8:56:42 AM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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I wouldn't pay $0.17 for it, myself.
4 posted on 06/19/2006 8:58:07 AM PDT by LIConFem (It is by will alone I set my mind in motion...)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Is there a photo of the death mask?

I want to see if it resembles Helen Thomas in any way.

Leni

5 posted on 06/19/2006 8:58:54 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Mi casa es su casa. Mi pais es su pais. Mi dinero es su dinero. Mi..............)
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To: Vaquero

Yes, very well aware of that. However, Dorothy in English is still Dorothy and immensely funny (at least to me) for a man's name who was supposed to be a dangerous bandit.


6 posted on 06/19/2006 8:58:57 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: LIConFem

Thanks for the post of an image.


7 posted on 06/19/2006 8:59:40 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Mexico's Al Zarqawi.


8 posted on 06/19/2006 9:00:19 AM PDT by dc-zoo
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No wonder he grew up mean!
susie


9 posted on 06/19/2006 9:01:36 AM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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Are you sure? Sounds more like Orange Doritos ...........


10 posted on 06/19/2006 9:03:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (Thread hi-jacking in progress. Everybody stay in your seats and no one will get hurt!...............)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
...PANCHO VILLA DEATH MASK...


11 posted on 06/19/2006 9:04:47 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Why aren't lawyers ever accused of price gouging?)
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Villa, born Jose Doroteo Arango Arambula...

So his real name wasn't Phineas Abercrombie-Fitch IV, after all.

12 posted on 06/19/2006 9:11:58 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

How much for the Vicente Fox death mask? We should plan ahead.


13 posted on 06/19/2006 9:14:49 AM PDT by Big Digger (I)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

What's a "death mask"?


14 posted on 06/19/2006 9:16:48 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

I casting taken of someone's face after death. Of course, a life mask would be one taken when one is still alive.


15 posted on 06/19/2006 9:22:18 AM PDT by auntyfemenist (Card carrying conservative, William F. Buckley fan.)
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To: LIConFem

16 posted on 06/19/2006 9:24:57 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I don' need no steenkin' death mask!

17 posted on 06/19/2006 9:29:10 AM PDT by mikrofon (Bring Me the Mask of Doroteo Arango)
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18 posted on 06/19/2006 9:29:36 AM PDT by LIConFem (It is by will alone I set my mind in motion...)
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To: martin_fierro
( see post# 18 )
19 posted on 06/19/2006 9:31:41 AM PDT by LIConFem (It is by will alone I set my mind in motion...)
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To: LIConFem

I'll go with the Cheech version and treat everyone with the dif at Taco Bell...VAMOS MUCHACHOS...


20 posted on 06/19/2006 10:15:47 AM PDT by Gunny P (Gunny P)
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To: LIConFem

Hey I saw that guy last week cleaning the neighbors pool and taking their garbage to the dump.


21 posted on 06/19/2006 10:20:50 AM PDT by fish hawk
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To: dc-zoo
Mexico's Al Zarqawi.

Well we have at least one person that has no understanding of early 20th century North American history. If I were you I would look to Wilson's needless, unwanted, and completely over the top intervention into issues that were none of his business (besides supporting Villa's cause for a time BTW). And after ruining Mexico, less than three years later, his actions leave Europe in political ruins and stir up problems for over 80 years. Both 'causes' were part of his larger 'spreading democracy' nonsense.

Villa may not have been the nicest of people, and he may have even caused some problems needlessly on the US border. But Wilsonian actions in Mexico did not assist in the issue. But it did assist in giving General Pershing a good wandering walkabout eh?

22 posted on 06/19/2006 10:46:08 AM PDT by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: LIConFem

so lets not confuse Villa with Zapata eh.(he coulda been a contenda)

23 posted on 06/19/2006 11:48:20 AM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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