Death Masks of Famous and Historical People

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Maggot, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Maggot

    Maggot Guest

    These things fascinate me, so much better that a 2 dimentional photo or painting. They're a lot more personal.

    A death mask is an image, typically in wax or plaster cast made of a persons face following death, often by taking a cast or impression directly from the corpse. Death masks may be mementos of the dead, or be used for creation of portraits.
    Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Ludwig Van Beethoven.jpg


    Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln.jpg


    James Dean
    James Dean.jpg


    Queen Elizabeth I
    Queen Elizabeth I.jpg

    Sir Isaac Newton
    Sir Isaac Newton.jpg
    Ned Kelly
    Ned Kelly.jpg
    Napolean Bonaparte
    Napolean Bonaparte.jpg


    Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock.jpg

    Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots
    Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots.jpg


    Heinrich Himmler
    Heinrich Himmler.jpg
     
  2. Nothing to Lose

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    Sir Isaac Newton reminds me of Uncle Fester from Addams Family.
     
  3. Wolf

    Wolf DA's Resident Punster

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    I want the Hitchcock one for my front door!
     
  4. Honest One

    Honest One ETTAFUCKOUTTAHEA

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    Didn't know there is one of Elizabeth, cool stuff.
     
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  5. Use_Your_Illusion

    Use_Your_Illusion Deathling

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    IMG_9529.JPG That Abraham Lincoln reminded me of Jeepers creepers.
     
  6. dode

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    I get now why people were jealous of Queen of Scots beauty. She did seem quite attractive.. compared to the others
     
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    I thought that. She wasn't as inbred as the English Royal Family which probably helped.
     
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  8. Shadow of the Void

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    Beautiful craftsmanship,

    masks fascinated me since I was a child.
    Whether for camouflage, protection, symbolic or for fun.
    The Possibilities and the diversity of the masks, there are no limits set.
     
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  9. Rie

    Rie "I Can't Play Well With Others"

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    Yeah- we stopped our family ancestry search the second we found out my Mom was related to Himmler. Not good press.
     
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  10. Airbornemama

    Airbornemama Mama Loves You All Out There!...DA Admin. Staff Member

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    I love looking at peep's death masks, so fascinating! There are quite afew here I haven't seen before. Thanks Maggot. On Abraham Lincolns mask there is an original hair from one of his eyebrows stuck in it! When they start cloning, we could have our 16th prez. living again, how cool!!:salute:
     
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  11. Anon

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    James dean looks like micheal meyers from halloweenH20
     
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  12. JohnLionsaw

    JohnLionsaw Death Head

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    James Dean reminds me of James Spader.

    Also Mary Stuart was a fox.
     
  13. Miss-P

    Miss-P Death Addict

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    LOL Napoleon Bonaparte looks like Michael Bolton .
     
  14. Jabberrock

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    I love masks of all kind...esp death masks
     
  15. ChezzaUK

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    Ive never heard of a death mask. These are awesome :))
     
  16. Mr Mechanic

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    If Guy Fawkes mask was displayed, it would probably be the best display in the world.
     
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