Weird Decor: What Are Death Masks?
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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 »