English version

death mask

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Death
death maskˈdeath mask noun [countable]  MXa model of a dead person’s face, made by covering their face with a soft substance and letting it become hard
Examples from the Corpus
death maskA death mask of pieces badly assembled.The whereabouts of Flaxman's death mask was not known, and nothing came of the suggestion.It also includes a grainy, retouched photograph of the man holding the death mask in his hands.There is the coroner from Philadelphia, Gold, with the death mask of the little boy.The body is dressed in jewelled vestments, the face covered with a silver mask fashioned from a wax death mask.
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