This white plaster object shows the mask-like face of an older man with a large hooked nose and prominent pointed chin. He has thin, downturned lips and an underbite. He is clean shaven. His round eyes are partially open and heavily lidded with glowering eyebrows and a lined forehead.
Copy after a cast of the "Death Mask" of Dante Alighieri,
late 19th century
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