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Death mask of Martin Luther (1483-1546).  Haunting death masks record the faces of the departed

Haunting death masks record the faces of the departed

Plaster casts taken shortly after death preserve facial features in creepy detail.

Nelson death mask

Nelson's death mask, 'Cast from Nature after his death on board the "Victory" '

Felix Mendelssohn

I hope that when I die, I look as peaceful and content as him. Felix Mendelssohn (aka Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) - German Composer, Pianist, Organist and Conductor - Violin Concerto in E Minor Op 64

William Blake (1757-1827) Life Mask made in 1823 source: From the book "The Somnambulists" (Photographic Portraits From Before Photogrphy) by Joanna Kane © Joanna Kane —

kvetchlandia: “ William Blake Life Mask 1823 “Reason, or the ratio of all we have already known, is not the same that it shall be when we know more.” William Blake, “There Is No Natural Religion” 1788 ”

Life Mask of Leonard Nimoy >>> Wise, observant, introspective.

Life Mask of Leonard Nimoy >>> Wise, observant, introspective.

Death Mask. William Blake.

Death mask of William Blake - Haunting death masks record the faces of the departed

Luise, Queen, consort of Frederick William III, King of Prussia, 1776-1810  death mask, from the original in the Hihenzollern Museum, Berlin. See Hutton, PORTRAITS..., p. 50; Moore, TALKS..., pp. 170-1. [Box 32]

Luise Queen Consort of Frederick William III, King of Prussia, Death Mask from the original in the Hihenzollern Museum, Berlin

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