Early 20th Century Plaster death mask


United Kingdom

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Early 20th Century Plaster death mask

This is a stunning yet macabre piece. It is an early 20th century plaster cast death mask. These were used for scientists to study the head and facial shapes of criminals to see if they could determine similarities so that people would be able to identify a dangerous person just by looking at them. When it was found that there was no way to spot similarities between criminals these began being made only on people of importance. The original mask would have been taken and then these casts would have been made as souvenirs. This is an exceptional example of one, it is super realistic with the amount of details. The wrinkles around the eyes and the spots on the cheeks. It is a fabulous piece and is very decorative.

Measurements- Height-27cm Width-19cm


  • H: 27cm (10.63in)
  • W: 19cm (7.48in)
  • D: 10cm (3.94in)



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My name is Matt Dixon and for as long as I can remember I have had a love for history and design which I find relate very closely.

Since starting up TallBoy Interiors 3 years ago, I have learnt so much about what works together and I find that you can mix modern and classic pieces to create a truly unique design.

I am not afraid to express myself through the items I buy as I believe your home should represent as much about you as the way you dress.  Everyone has their own style and that is what makes this business so interesting.

As trends change, the pieces that appear on the open market change, and that keeps me thinking of how it can work in a design.

I want to provide a service that is totally personal to the client and help them use their imagination to create something unique.

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