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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.
Stratasys , a global leader in applied additive technology solutions, today announced that Vespers, a series of breakthrough 3D printed death masks designed and 3D printed in collaboration with Neri Oxman, has been acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.
Death masks enjoyed a revival in the 19th century and were used to preserve the final expression and physiognomy of the famous, usually men.
She discusses such topics as the popularity of collecting and treasuring relics, the fashioning of hair jewelry, and the casting of death masks.
The force also plans to display some of its large collection of crime memorabilia, including Jack the Ripper's letters and the death masks of executed criminals.
She lives with Henri and a trusted friend named Mademoiselle Grosholtz, and they survive by making death masks of the loyals being beheaded daily.
The gigantic museum includes the house where Stalin was born and some 47,000 exhibits, including his personal belongings and death masks.
Death masks from the ancient Egyptians influenced the ancient Romans into creating similar masks for their departed.
For the same reason, death masks also played a central role.
Fossils of perambulation, life and death masks of departure
Stuart Clarke, a key member of the team behind the award-winning television series, Death Masks, which recreated the faces of Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and William Shakespeare, said: "I am confident that we have come as close as anyone ever will come to finding the real face of Owain Glyndwe r.
We made death masks, Egyptian scrolls and canopic jars, decorated with hieroglyphics.