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Dante "life mask"
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Death Mask of Dante, - Italian poet during the Middle Ages

“Scholars of medieval allegory,” Langdon continued, “generally divide their analyses into two categories—‘text’ and ‘image’ … text being the literal content of the work, and image being the symbolic message.

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Dante "life mask"

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Death Mask of Alighieri Dante, 1265 - 1321

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Pope Pius IX Death Mask
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Pope Pius IX May 1792 – 7 February born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti. Pope from 16 June 1846 to his death in

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#oddities Death Mask of Napoleon Bonaparte.
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This is the death mask of Napoleon Bonaparte. (It is NOT the death mask of Mary Queen of Scots, as so many pins state.

Click the link to see the death masks of, among others, Marie Antoinette, Mozart, and Mary Queen of Scots.

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"His steely determination and spark of dynamism have dissolved. His eyes are sunken, his cheek hallow, his lips hang slightly ajar. It's a fallen face, and the story it tells is of defeat and exile.

#oddities Death Mask of Napoleon Bonaparte.

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death mask of Thomas Paine
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Paine, Thomas, death mask, from the original by J.

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A gallery of images of death masks of famous people from throughout history.

Even before Thomas Paine had died, at least one of his “friends” had designs on acquiring his skull. John Wesley Jarvis, an artist who was a close associate of the author of “Common Sense,” ask…

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Antonin Dvorak’s death mask
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Life Mask of John C. Calhoun
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Life Mask of John C. Calhoun

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Beethoven's life mask.
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Deaths masks of historical figures are creepy yet captivating Photos)

Beethoven's life mask.

Beethoven's life mask.

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Elizabeth Taylor's Life Mask. 3D-Legends.  3dlegends.com

Elizabeth Taylor Life Mask, Collectibles, Sculptures Art of Actors, Monsters and the Movie Characters that they have portrayed.

Death Mask of Hiram Powers, 1873, by Thomas Ball, who carefully preserved his friend’s naturally calm expression, suggesting that he met death peacefully. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Ball Born: Charlestown, Massachusetts 1819 Died: Montclair, New Jersey 1911 Joel Tanner Hart Born: Winchester, Kentucky 1810 Died: Florence, Italy 1877 plaster Smithsonian American Art Museum

Death Masks of the Famous Soviet People

Eizeinshtein, the world-wide famous Soviet movie producer.

Death mask of 'Ishi' the last survivor of a small band of Yahi who escaped from a massacre of their people in 1865. Regarded as the last 'pre-historic' Native American 'Ishi' was found in 1911 and was studied by anthropologists until his death in 1916.

******** Death mask of 'Ishi' the last survivor of a small band of Yahi who escaped from a massacre of their people in Regarded as the last 'pre-historic' Native American 'Ishi' was found in 1911 and was studied by anthropologists until his death in

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

Death mask of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson.

Death mask of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson.

An extraordinary cast of the death mask of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, made shortly after his death on the island of St Helena on 5 May 1821

Cast of Napoleon's death mask made after he died in exile on South Atlantic island almost 200 years ago sells for

Death mask of Henry IV, King of France (1553 - 1610 )

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Death mask of Henry IV, King of France - 1610 )

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