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Roman funerary masks recovered from underwater excavations

* Roman death masks recovered from underwater excavations.well they aren't very good death masks really but they are still beautiful.

Beethoven's life mask.

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

Death mask of Franz Liszt (1811-1886).  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.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

To see or not to see? Shakespeare's death mask on display for the first time in macabre exhibition of medical artefacts

Shakespeare's death mask on display for the first time in macabre exhibition of medical artefacts

horked:    Love and desire are the spirit’s wings to great deeds.   - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   Death Masks of Prominant People  Check all here

horked: Love and desire are the spirit’s wings to great deeds. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Death Masks of Prominant People Check all here

Daniel Webster, 1782-1852  life mask, from the original by Clark Mills.

Daniel Webster Life Mask - Daniel Webster was a leading American senator and statesman during the era of the Second Party System. He was the outstanding spokesman for American nationalism with powerful oratory that made him a key Whig leader.

Death mask of Ludwig van Beethoven

Death mask of Ludwig Van Beethoven, musical genius. His life was difficult and he probably suffered from bipolar disorder. His death from pleurisy was long and painful. Never would he realize his impact on the modern world.

Felix Mendelssohn - Retronaut - Life / Death Masks

Felix Mendelssohn - Retronaut - Life / Death Masks - Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.

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