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a cast taken from the face of a dead person

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contemporary famous mask of The advent of photography, notably the Daguerreotype invented by Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre, killed off the death mask, but not before the great and the good of the late 19th and early 20th centuries from kings and conquerors to authors, composers and poets were recorded for posterity.
To have created and used the mask in multi-dimensional ways (death mask, official portrait, masquerade, fearsome religious object, etc) means they were dealing with people with a profound understanding of human psychology and ways of managing the layered personalities and identities below the surface.
Museum workers broke the death mask in August 2014AaAaAeAeAaAeAeA after a light burst in the cabinet housing King Tut's death mask in Cairo.
The death mask of Oliver Cromwell at the Discovery Museum is a replica - one of many made from the original wax mask at the British Museum in London.
The exhibition displays original local artefacts such as coins, bottles and weapons, along side some more unfamiliar objects like a replica of Oliver Cromwell's death mask.
The usually busy galleries of the Egyptian Museum, which houses the golden death mask of boy king Tutankhamen
Built around the intrigue evoked by the death mask of Pharaoh Tutankhamun (King Tut), the musical "Tut Ankh Amon" unwittingly joined in Halloween festivities in its premier outside Austria at the Cairo Opera House this week.
The only instance when the mask does not rely on this deliberate tactics is the death mask: the material testimony of the last "expression of the face"--the one which links being and non-being, life and death.
According to researchers with the Louvre and the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, the distinctive makeup, so clearly portrayed on the famous death mask of King Tut, contained lead-based substances that very probably protected the wearers against common eye ailments.Ancient Egyptians apparently believed that if a person wore the eye makeup, he or she Aocould be directly protected by (the gods) Horus and Ra against several illnesses,Ao the researchers wrote in a paper published last month in Analytical Chemistry, the journal of the American Chemical Society.
The exhibition, The Blind Leading the Naked, also features his head, recreated in the same way, and his death mask.
For me, that was not my father, breathing though his death mask. I felt pain to realize that his own flesh abandoned this once proud man.
Many antiquities of his time from the National Museum in Cairo, including this eighteenth-dynasty death mask (left), are to travel to the us, having just been on show in Basel and Bonn; and the exhibition will travel to London for the inaugural exhibition at the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, London, in 2007.
THE death mask of the last woman hanged in Coventry has gone on show to the public today.
'Everything has gone wrong since the death mask came here,' said boathouse curator Lorraine Scourfield.
I will say nothing of the bitterness of these losses but move swiftly to my third kite, revealed the following spring--Samuel Johnson's Death Mask in eggshell and sepia tones.