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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We see here a parallel with the post mortem face: like a death mask, this facade is only a portal to memory and reflexive recollections.
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.
Her death mask is one of the macabre exhibits at the West Midlands Police Force Museum in Little Park Street.
Everything has gone wrong since the death mask came here,' said boathouse curator Lorraine Scourfield.
With the CD-ROM, however, one can rotate the mummy 360 degrees, zoom in for a close look at the intricate gold inlays of its death mask, or remove the mask from the mummy's face -- all by clicking the mouse.
Ten years later, in London, he put Diaghilev's music library up for sale, along with numerous other rarities, including Debussy's manuscript for Jeux, Satie and Cocteau's annotated manuscript for Parade, Lady Ripon's scrapbooks, Diaghilev's death mask, and a drawing by Balanchine of Lifar in Prodigal Son.
In his orto he keeps the imagine vera of Michelangelo (based on a death mask and cast in bronze by Daniele da Volterra) to which he has added an epitaph of his own.
Beneath a photograph of murderer Courvoisier's death mask Gatrell notes that "Its obscene realism at least reminds us that this book's subjects once lived as we do and then were killed.
lt;B Some of Annabel de Vetten-Peterson's cakes, including the recreation of actor Vincent Price's death mask, left
ARTIST Tracey Emin - famous for exhibiting her unmade bed - has helped the National Portrait Gallery purchase her Death Mask.
Made of a single material, such as wax or plaster, the death mask has historically originated as a means of capturing a person's visage, keeping the deceased alive' through memory," explains Oxman.
e star turn is the death mask of Mary Ball, the last woman hanged in Coventry.