death mask

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a cast taken from the face of a dead person

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The death mask does not merely contain the potential of presence.
For me, that was not my father, breathing though his death mask.
I saw dark masks crushing, like death masks being crushed, '' he told the ABC News Prime Time Live programme, being shown tonight.
Demonstrators with banners marched from nearby Llantwit Major and some were wearing black clothes, chemical suits and white death masks.
Ancient Egyptians believed that death masks would help guide the spirits of the dead to the afterworld.
She narrowly escaped execution, proving her allegiance to the Revolution by making the death masks of decapitated aristocrats - including the King and Queen who had previously employed her.
Other times, however, the similes are ineffectual ("My longing to talk to him hangs like freshly-made pasta") or overwritten ("Sarajevo shatters like the pale white death masks that cover every living being in these streets").
The death masks originally made by Madame Tussaud - during the French Reign of Terror, she used heads from decapitated bodies to make molds of the faces of famous people - along with the guillotine blade that beheaded Marie Antoinette, bring the bloody French Revolution to life.
Artifacts include a wide variety of special effects-laden mummies, death masks and corpses, weapons including daggers and rifles, Cleopatra costumes designed for Elizabeth Taylor and Claudette Colbert, the throne chair designed for Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra," sarcophaguses from "Death On the Nile" and "The Mummy," and jewelry from both versions of "The Ten Commandments.
A PIONEERING Welsh film crew which recreated the death masks of William Shakespeare, Abraham Lincoln and Napoleon Bonaparte and brought them "back to life", has been nominated for a prestigious Emmy Award.
Death masks were often cast of influential and powerful people, or of criminals.
His references run from photography, video, Roman death masks, silent films, Renaissance painting and the thought of Kan and Heidegger.
And is the irony compounded by the fact that his portraits are death masks of a sort, each detail exaggerated to produce a macabre lifelikeness, a fatalistic autonomy?
In the opening film, he traces how we have attempted to visualise the face of evil, from the early religious images of the devil dating from 900 AD to the pseudo-scientific representations of the 19th century, to the composite photographs of criminals in London and waxwork death masks in Turin.
The first book ever published by an African-American, the death masks of Sacco and Vanzetti, and a cast figure of birth control advocate Margaret Sanger with her mouth taped shut are among the highlights of a new multimedia exhibit, "Voices of Protest" due to open at the Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, on March 2nd from 5:00-7:00 p.