death mask


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death mask

Etymology: AS, death + Fr, masque
an image or cast made from clay, wax, plaster of paris, or other moldable material of the face after death.
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A PIONEERING Welsh film crew which recreated the death masks of William Shakespeare, Abraham Lincoln and Napoleon Bonaparte and brought them "back to life", has been nominated for a prestigious Emmy Award.
For the exhibition, copies of Cromwell's death mask have been produced to use for groups and schools to handle.
Engineers from the imaging company Konica Minolta then scanned the bust and the death mask with lasers to build 3D computer models.
According to Alexander's father, Lutz Wolfgang Kettler, the sarcophagus, the jar and the death mask are probably replicas.
We went out there and we got his body about half an hour after they'd terminated his life and we cast his head and his arm," explains Reynolds, who runs the only death mask company in the UK.
The Tut death mask, a showstopper of the 1970s run, won't be displayed because it's no longer allowed out of Egypt.
Mary Ball's death mask hangs in the Coventry police museum in Little Park Street.
WATCH IT Secrets Of The Boy King: Revealed (five, 8pm) Tutankhamun, while not accorded any vast historical significance, is known for the death mask which has been imprinted on the public consciousness since the discovery of his tomb in 1922.
Also at the hall is the prayer book, crucifix, shoes and death mask of the Earl.
On Lady Rutherfurd's death in October 1852, Steell was commissioned by her husband to sculpt her portrait bust in marble, and Steell made a death mask to assist in the process.
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