Rated 5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shotzi I vote for honest Abe
Really unusual item! I cast life masks as an artist and I am always interested in exciting pieces. I got an inspiring jolt from Abe. Love him as a historic figure. I think anyone who admires this great man should purchase this art masterpiece!
October 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by RobJ Accurate reproduction
This is a very accurate and faithful reproduction of the life mask done by Leonard Volk of Lincoln in March 1860. The original is in the Smithsonian Institution and was done for Volk to use as a model for a "Hermes" style (one showing head and only part of shoulders) bust of Lincoln which was presented to Mary Lincoln the day her husband received his party's nomination for president in 1860. It is an important mask because it served not only as a model for Volk's bust, but several other statues of Lincoln use this mask as the model for the face.
August 6, 2013