life mask

   A cast of the face of a living person. Usually such casts have been made from a mold produced by placing gesso or plaster on the face, with a passage provided for breathing through the mold. Such a mold is likely to be of one piece, since the face is generally sufficiently flexible to enable removal of the hardened mold, as long as a release agent has been applied. A death mask is very similar. Also see mask, and a lesson on mask making using plaster bangages.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • life mask — life′ mask n. a cast of the face of a living person Compare death mask …   From formal English to slang

  • life mask — noun a cast taken from the face of a living person • Hypernyms: ↑cast, ↑casting * * * noun : life cast * * * a cast of the face of a living person. Cf. death mask. * * * life mask, a likeness made from a cast taken from the face of a living… …   Useful english dictionary

  • life mask — a cast of the face of a living person. Cf. death mask. * * * …   Universalium

  • mask — masklike, adj. /mask, mahsk/, n. 1. a covering for all or part of the face, worn to conceal one s identity. 2. a grotesque or humorous false face worn at a carnival, masquerade, etc.: Halloween masks. 3. Also called swim mask. a device consisting …   Universalium

  • Mask — For other uses, see Mask (disambiguation). This stone mask from the pre ceramic neolithic period dates to 7000 BCE and is probably the oldest mask in the world (Musée de la Bible et de la Terre Sainte) …   Wikipedia

  • mask — n 1. masque, false face, vizard, visor, domino, grotesque face, Halloween mask. 2. swim mask, snorkel mask, diving helmet. 3. theatrical mask, tragic mask, comic mask, witchdoctor s mask; death mask, life mask. 4. disguise, guise, cover,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • mask — [[t]mæsk, mɑsk[/t]] n. 1) a covering for all or part of the face, worn to conceal one s identity 2) a grotesque or humorous false face: party masks[/ex] 3) anything that disguises or conceals: His politeness is a mask for anger[/ex] 4) a covering …   From formal English to slang

  • life cast — noun or life mask : a cast taken from the face of a living person compare death mask …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mask and Wig — Club of the University of Pennsylvania U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

  • Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society — Abbreviation M B Formation 1852 Type Collegiate theatre troupe Legal status …   Wikipedia

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