death mask


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death mask

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

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

death mask

nmaschera mortuaria
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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.
A DEATH mask of freedom fighter Daniel O'Connell was yesterday presented to the State - after sitting on a shelf in a cottage for over 160 years.
Intrepid reporter sleuth Poppy Denby is invited to attend the auction of the Death Mask of Nefertiti.
Using the death mask of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, who died in 1788, forensic artist Hew Morrison came up with a lifelike image of the leader of the Jacobite Rebellion.
It is worth mentioning that Joseph Stalin's death mask and the casts of his hands were sold at the Canterbury Auction Galleries in the UK for Au 13,500.
Because the bronze is a death mask of Joseph Stalin, the supreme ruler of the Soviet Union for a quarter of a century and author of the Cold War.
Above: A Napoleon Bonaparte death mask bearing an inscription by Sir Hudson Lowe, who was governor of Saint Helena during the time of Napoleon's captivity on the island Photo (c) Woolley & Wallis Above: Joseph Stalin's death mask sold for PS13,500 Photo (c) The Canterbury Auction Galleries
Also for sale are photos plus plaster casts of his death mask and hands.
Jennifer Givhan; GIRL WITH DEATH MASK; Indiana University Press (Nonfiction: Poetry) 10.00 ISBN: 9780253032799
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. She was his student at the UP College of Fine Arts and there was a subject where she was his only student.
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.