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  Virtual Museum of Death Mask
DEATH MASK IN THE WORLD HISTORY In the Middle Ages, a shift took place from the precious masks to the masks made out of the wax and plaster casts.
During that period the death masks were taken of Paul von Hindenburg - German Field Marshal and President of Germany from 1925-1934, Reinhardt Heydrich - a protector of Bohemia and Moravia killed in Prague in 1942, and Erwin Rommel, renowned for his African desert victories during World War II and the plot against Hitler.
During the Soviet period, the death masks were taken of one of the founders of Ukrainian theater N.Sadovsky, academician D. Zabolotny, actors Maria Zankovetskaya and Panas Saksagansky.
www.deathmask.kiev.ua   (1374 words)

 North Carolina Collection-Napoleon Death Mask
It is a hollow-cast plaster copy of Napoleon's death mask, one of the copies made by Francesco Antommarchi, who served as the deposed emperor's personal physician and constant companion during the last two years of Napoleon's life.
Following the death of Dr. Smith, the plaster mask was given to the family of Captain Francis Bryan, a resident of St. Louis, Missouri, and graduate of the University of North Carolina (Class of 1842).
On the underside of the mask is the handwritten inscription: "Dr. Edwin B. Smith's head of Nap.n" and "Presented to Dr. Smith by N[ap's] Phys'n.
www.lib.unc.edu /ncc/gallery/napo.html   (627 words)

  The Death mask
The mask was found in 1922 by Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings.
The Egyptians painted the mask with colors from juices of plants they grew on the farm lands of the Nile River Valley.
Tutankhamen's mask solid gold, was placed directly upon the pharaoh's mummy, and had the function Of magically protecting him.
website.lineone.net /~dmerrill/html/the_death_mask.html   (344 words)

 Compare with Death Mask
This death mask has been studied and considered by some to be the most accurate image of him, setting it up as a "litmus test" for checking the accuracy of any image of the Prophet.
The area of greatest difference between the JS Photograph and the Death Mask is the lower third of the face.
This is a photo-derivative of the death mask to compare with the JS Photograph.
www.comevisit.com /lds/CHAP2.HTM   (738 words)

 Make Egyptian Death Mask -
Death masks are true portraits, although changes are occasionally made in the eyes of the mask to make it appear...
Roman death masks were made of wax, and Egyptian death masks of thin gold plate...
His glittering death mask and golden coffin are among the most famous Egyptian artifacts in the world...
egyptian.fabug.com /index.php?k=make-egyptian-death-mask   (1360 words)

 death --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Death Valley is about 140 miles (225 km) long, trends roughly north-south, and is from 5 to 15 miles (8 to 24 km) wide.
Death masks are true portraits, although changes are occasionally made in the eyes of the mask to make it appear as though the subject were alive.
The death adder is one of the world's most dangerous snakes, though adults are only about 16 to 30 inches (40 to 75 centimeters) long.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9273938   (749 words)

 Napolean's death mask   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This mask is of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.
First, a mould is made by covering the face with a thin layer of plaster of Paris (the eyebrows and lashes are usually smeared with oil first to stop them sticking to the plaster).
There are several different versions of Napoleon's death mask in circulation - after his death many people, including hero-worshippers, wanted to own a copy.
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk /nof/top/access/deathmask2.asp   (452 words)

 Death Mask DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
DEATH MASK is an independent effort that is written and produced by actor James Best, best known for his comedic performance as Sheriff Roscoe on THE DUKES OF HAZZARD TV series.
DEATH MASK was filmed entirely in Florida and utilizes local talent (if you can call them that) to round out the cast.
DEATH MASK does offer gratuitous nudity, including another Linnea Quigley shower scene that she can add to her resume (that is showed twice here).
www.dvdcult.com /rev_DMASK.htm   (1633 words)

 Mask of Death DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
If MASK OF DEATH sounds rather convoluted, that’s because it is. The plot is based around a complex conspiracy mystery, which the protagonists must figure out.
However, Cheung thankfully passed on the comedy for MASK OF DEATH, and the grim mood of the film adds to the depth.
MASK OF DEATH is full of truly great visuals, and the blemishes are distracting, but not nearly enough to ruin the viewing experience.
www.dvdcult.com /rev_MaskDeath.htm   (1978 words)

 death mask and coffins of Tutankhamun
There's no question that the single "must see" of the Egyptian museum in Cairo is room 3 on the upper floor, which contains the death mask and coffins of pharoah Tutankhamun, jewellery recovered from the wrappings of his mummy and other artifacts from his tomb.
I made two visits to this room, one as soon as I got into the museum when there were only 10 or 15 people present, and the other later in the day when the place was packed shoulder to shoulder and it was nearly impossible to move.
The death mask really is magnificent even to someone with no knowledge of the finer points of Egyptian antiquities.
www.richard-seaman.com /Travel/Egypt/Cairo/Museum/Tutankhamun/DeathMaskAndCoffins   (474 words)

 get here: death mask   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
DEATH MASK Along the midway of a traveling carnival there is a man, Wilbur Johnson (James Best), with unfinished business.
North Carolina Collection Gallery Death Mask of Napoleon THE EMPEROR IN CHAPEL HILL: The Death Mask of Napoleon by Neil Fulghum Keeper North Carolina Collection Gallery Affixed in plaster, it is the face...
comte de, 1749-1791 Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852 Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 death mask death mask (2) Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873 Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642...
www.petse.de /death_mask.html   (337 words)

 Death Mask
A 3/4 view of the death mask of 1830 as compared to the heroic sized piece done to represent the subject at 45 years of age.
Capable of doing the robed body but unable to do the head he asked for my expert help in using the death mask to do an age approximate piece for the headless body.
The death mask subject was in his late sixties at the time of death.
www.sculpturalforensics.com /page2.html   (346 words)

 The death mask and real face of Ned Kelly
The mask was on display at the Outlawed exhibition at the Museum of Victoria Melbourne May - Oct 2004.
It would be interesting to know if this death mask was for the study of Phrenology at the school, and can the school offer the 'scientific' study notes associated with this very interesting piece.
No doubt, at his death he had a gentle face at peace, not at all the face of a mean spirited murderer, the reason the mask was made.
www.denheldid.com /twohuts/story10.html   (1893 words)

 Ulysses S. Grant Death Mask   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Many people have asked, "What is a death mask?" Death masks were popular in the 19th century as a way of preserving a dead person's features.
Karl Gerhardt was summoned to Grant's Cottage in Wilton, New York, on July 24, 1885 to make the death mask of General Grant.
Karl Gerhardt, the man who made the death mask of Ulysses S. Grant, also made a famous bust of him in March, 1885.
www.mscomm.com /~ulysses/page166.html   (277 words)

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