A worker poses with the death mask of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, at Bonhams auction house in London May 17, 2013.

A worker poses with the death mask of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, at Bonhams auction house in London May 17, 2013.

A worker poses with the death mask of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, at Bonhams auction house in London May 17, 2013.

A worker poses with the death mask of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, at Bonhams auction house in London May 17, 2013.

worker poses with the death mask of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, at Bonhams auction house in London May 17, 2013.

The mask made shortly after Napoleon's death on the island of St Helena on May 5, 1821, is estimated to sell for 40,000 - 60,000 GB pounds (US $60,000 - 91,000) when auctioned on June 19.

Updated May 18, 2013 04:21pm

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