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.
When this author's daughter Maningning passed in 2000, Abueva, fondly called Billy, approached my husband Mario and me to request to allow him to do our daughter's death mask.
He uncovered the nearly intact tomb of the boy king, who had been laid to rest over three millennia before, including his extraordinary golden death mask, which is still on display at the Museum of Cairo.
She first took a DNA test in 2007 using skin and hair from the painter's death mask, but the results were inconclusive.
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.
Egypt museum officials called German art restoration expertsAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA to C to help repair KingAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA Tutankhamen's death mask,AaAaAeAeAaAeAeA the Local Wednesday.
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.
Alternatively, you can make your own death mask, except just wear it while still alive.
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'.
Most important, the death mask physically manifests Lorenzo in the index of his face, just as Rossore's likeness served to assert his true presence in the bone.
And, of course, there is King Tut's familiar and opulent gold-inlaid death mask, from about 1343 B.