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Mills' Abraham Lincoln Life Mask
c. 1865
Since ancient times, it’s been traditional to make life and death castings of the faces of famous figures. The mask cast by Clark Mills was done two months before Lincoln’s death in 1865. This direct casting pays homage to the president’s eloquent articulation of the nation’s ideals. Mask arrives ready to hang or can rest amongst your other collectibles.
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8"Wx10"Dx6½"H. 4 lbs.
Mills' Abraham Lincoln Life Mask is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very accurate reproduction This is a very faithful and accurate reproduction of the original life mask done by Clark Mills on February 11, 1865, which is now on display at the Smithsonian Institution. If you notice the date, you will realize that Mills did this casting the day before Lincoln's last birthday (Feb 12, 1865). The reason that this mask shows closed eyes instead of eyes that were covered #see Leonard's Volk mask of March 1860) is that Mills used a faster drying plaster, therefore it had to be on Lincoln's face for a shorter period of time.
Date published: 2013-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful detail My daughter is an extreme Lincoln fan so I bought this for her for Christmas. It looks amazing on the wall and is the first thing everyone notices when they walk into the room.
Date published: 2013-01-09
Rated out of 5 by from I purchased this for my 5th graders and they were so excited to see Mr. Lincoln in the flesh, so to say. I also purchased the Volk version you sell and you can really see how the weight of the world was shown on Mr. Lincolns face.
Date published: 2010-11-30
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