death mask


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death mask

n.
A cast of a person's face taken after death.

death mask

n
(Art Terms) a cast of a person's face taken shortly after death. Compare life mask

death′ mask`


n.
a cast taken of a person's face after death.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.death mask - a cast taken from the face of a dead person
casting, cast - object formed by a mold
Translations
posmrtná maska

death mask

nmaschera mortuaria
References in classic literature ?
His face grew very white as his eyes rested upon the bloody thing grinning up at him from the floor, the face set in a death mask of excruciating horror.
I've even seen the skull and death mask of Mary Ball which is kept at Little Park Street police station.
A quick pre-trip trawl on the internet reveals the exhibition has come in for some unfair criticism, mainly claims that its advertising misleads people into thinking the famous Tutankhamun death mask is among the exhibits.
For the first time on television a death mask of Shakespeare, held at a German museum, was scanned and revealed the face that could well be the face of the greatest bard of all time.
With the famous death mask due back in this country next month, C5's awardwinning historical documentary series concluded its run with an investigation of the most famous pharaoh since Boris Karloff opened a case of surgical bandage.
I can definitively say that Alcor has never allowed anyone to make a death mask cast of any of our patients at any time," said Waynick.
British experts have reconstructed the face behind the famous golden death mask (inset) in a painstaking process based on X-rays of his skull.
AMID the eye-catching gold and glitter, there is no escaping the eerie stare from Tutankhamun's death mask.
They fear the priceless Jacobite artifacts which include Bonnie Prince Charlie's death mask and his personal seal may be snapped up by Americans.
She also worked on a death mask which involved Johann Saevarsson, who sings the role of Commandatore (Donna Anna's father), having his face cast in dental plaster.