Death Mask

Death Mask, Plaster, possibly Italian, 1860 - 1920

Death Mask, Plaster, possibly Italian, 1860 - 1920

This is said to be a cast of the death mask of St Alfonso de Juquara Mato. Death masks have been made in cultures throughout the world and across recorded time.

One of the earliest known is of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutenkhamen. More recently death masks were taken of Henry VII, Peter the Great, Dante, Bruneleski and Shakespeare.

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