Death Mask

An unusual hand made death mask in moulded foam, circa mid to late 20th century…


SKU: RC00929.
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Product Description

A striking and unusual death mask…

Although we are unsure of the exact age of this piece, we understand from the previous owner that it dates to somewhere around the mid part of the 20th century, circa 1960s. A unique piece in its build and appearance, one that is quite intriguing and interesting

Probably hand made as a collectable, or potentially an artists illustration the head is made in a moulded reinforced foam. The head has been hand painted in Pink and then mounted on what could have been the base to a glass dome. Put together and with the surface patina, this would certainly cause a talking point…

We are offering the head in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. They head and base are good structurally and happily ‘free stand’. There are some surface marks and chips, scratches and paint chipping mixed with some tatty areas. We feel the current condition simply adds to its curious nature. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 25cm , Width : 25cm, Height : 31cm

Condition : Structurally great, some surface scuffs and abrasions, some paint chipping, some small losses to the head in places

Postage : Small Item £7 or local collection

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or 7 days a week via a personal appointment. Please do get in touch on 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 25 x 25 x 31 cm