James Joyce’s death mask, by Paul Speck (1941)
Okay. Yes. Obviously this is the Shroud of Turin, which, hey, take it or leave it at your metaphysical will. On August 29 of 2010 Biblioklept ran an image of Walt Whitman’s death mask; the day happened to be a Sunday, and we’ve run a death mask every Sunday since then, with the exception of… Continue reading Jesus Christ’s Death Mask
(Yes, yes; we know it’s a life mask. We use the term “death mask” for editorial reasons).
Regular readers of Biblioklept may know that for the past year or so I’ve posted a death mask every Sunday. Sometimes these “death masks” are actually life masks or even busts made years after burial. Obviously, these bizarre statues—which belonged to Jackson himself—are not death masks in any literal sense, but I think that they… Continue reading Michael Jackson’s Death Mask (Sorta, But Not Really)