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Weird Decor: What Are Death Masks?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 30, 2014 01:22 AM
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by Jennifer Hunter last modified Jul 29, 2014

Picture this: nestled among the dusty dried flowers and dim Tiffany lamps decorating a Victorian library mantel is the face — peaceful in plaster — of a dead relative. It's macabre and a little bit morbid, but throughout much of history, the death mask — the wax or plaster cast made of a deceased person's face — was a common object in life, religion, and even decor. READ MORE »






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