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death mask

a cast of a person's face taken shortly after death
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A crowd of 40,000 witnessed the execution outside Newgate Prison including Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray, both of whom had death masks taken following their demise, the former now in the National Portrait Gallery, the latter in his former Georgian home, now a museum.
By pushing the boundaries of cusp technologies such as high-resolution material modelling, Stratasys full color multi-material 3D printing, and synthetic biology they express the death masks deeper meanings and possible future use, thus bringing it back to life.
ARTIST Tracey Emin - famous for exhibiting her unmade bed - has helped the National Portrait Gallery purchase her Death Mask.
Chapter 3, on death masks and Dickens's novel Great Expectations, explores the novel's blurred life and death boundaries and Dickens's tragi-comic fascination with death, cadavers, and wax figures.
Yet in apparent contradiction to its lifelike appearance, the bust incorporates Uzzano's death mask, the eyes of which have been opened.
"We made death masks, Egyptian scrolls and canopic jars, decorated with hieroglyphics." said Ruth Karczewski.
Teacher April Stephenson said: "They made Egyptian death masks and held their own feast.
The word needs silhouetting silence.) Even so, artful Grande Acquisitors, brahmin grave robbers, shrine desecrators, by degrees made death masks of copped cultures; Inca copper, turquoise, jewelry, Aztec gold and emerald jaguars (they could not mine the sunshine, the light or shadow of the undulating stone Mayan pyramidal snake) stone-tongues alabaster Babylonian tombstones, semi-abstract African masks, attesting to the manifests of Manifest Destiny's slave-ships, galleons and Conestoga wagons: the fine art of holocaust, after holocaust, after....
Printed in an oversized format (9.5x12"), the letters, log books, books, maps, death masks, armor, photos, and other objects are depicted in full-page color plates along with related materials and accompanied by an essay on the facing page.
After researching the burial practices, kids spent nearly three weeks on projects that included making a hieroglyphics-decorated crypt out of PVC pipes and brown paper; transforming a plastic skeleton into a mummy; turning an appliance box into a gold-painted sarcophagus that can be folded up for future reuse: carving sphinxes out of foam; molding clay canopic jars, which were used to store mummified internal organs; and crafting death masks by placing papier-mache strips on their faces.
This was equally true of my father, and Terri Schiavo, but, when I see either of their last bed-ridden photographs, their faces look like death masks, leathery skin stretched over the skeleton and big teeth.
He said that, as he went under the knife, he was tormented by images of 'death masks being crushed' - until he started to see pictures of his wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea bathed in light.