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death mask

a cast of a person's face taken shortly after death
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Sion Hughes, head of business affairs at Wild Dream Films, said: "At the heart of Death Masks was the creation of lifelike faces from some of the world's rarest and most precious artefacts - the last impressions of flesh and blood of world leaders.
THRONE Fit for the king of bling DOGGED Anubis with a scarf - as first found WONDER Sarcophagus contained three coffins ROYAL WHEELS One of the golden chariots in tomb DETAIL Elaborate hunting frieze EYE-CATCHING The gold death mask forms centre-piece of the exhibition
it is insisted on elsewhere, with Death Mask III exemplifying the productive if nerve-jangling physicality that runs through Atkins's work.
Oliver Cromwell's death mask will feature in Siege and Storm, which tells the story of Newcastle and the North East during the English Civil Wars of the 17th Century.
The death mask, thankfully, was away for valuation purposes at the time of our visit, although postcards depicting close-up views of the relic showed eerily long lashes.
The bust's facial features, in turn, coincide with those of the death mask owned by the German city of Darmstadt, say researchers.
The death mask, likely the most macabre collectible of the sports hero ever created, depicts Williams as he now exists -- in a 'cryonic slumber.
It's fun and things I've painted include a Tutankhamen death mask and a "hidden pictures" artwork.
Those boxes contained an earthenware Egyptian death mask and a canopic jar; the latter is a container ancient Egyptians are believed to have used to store the entrails of mummified people.
Collaborating on the piece is Carrie Reichardt, a baroness, activist and ceramicist, who first worked with Reynolds on Amador's death mask in 2007.
Among the items at its Siege and Storm exhibition is a replica of Oliver Cromwell's death mask.
Taking a death mask of William Shakespeare, which its owners claim is the genuine article and bringing it to life, was an amazing experience and the results were stunning.