death mask


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death mask

a cast of a person's face taken shortly after death
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It is believed to be the first time a museum object such as the death mask has been used to create a facial reconstruction.
Last year, the death mask of a notorious valet, Benjamin Courvoisier, who was hanged for murdering his employer, Lord William Russell in 1840, fetched PS20,000.
That death mask was only his second death mask after Ninoy Aquino's.
L'inconnue de la Seine (The Unknown Woman of the Seine), 2014, a white plaster copy of a death mask made in an effort to identify the nineteenth-century woman, eyes closed, smile pacific, hung next to small, wall-mounted shelves holding an array of Polaroids.
Tutankhamun's death mask, for instance, froze one vision of the deceased king; a sickly and fragile person was transformed into a virile and beautiful young man, the image fixed for posterity.
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There, he exhumes the remains of his recently buried toddler son (Margaret's brother Henry) and proceeds to craft a death mask from the corpse that he later presents to his grieving wife.
Young also called a bronze death mask on McLaren's grave "hideous", adding: "I think of him lying there calling 'Get this thing off me'."
The skull had been taken from the Old Melbourne Goal in December 1978 where it had been on display next to the death mask of the bushranger.
Photographers present, as theorists such as Susan Sontag might say, a footprint or a death mask. Or, as we might say, a snapshot.