What Is the Purpose of a Death Mask?


Death masks are made as a memento of the dead, or they are used to create portraits. In some cultures they are put on the deceased person's face before they are buried.
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The purpose of a death mask is to represent a person when he or she is dead. A death mask is usually in the form of a sculpture. In ancient Egypt, the death mask was used to cover the face of the mummies so as to ensure that the spirit of the dead does not recognise the body. The death mask was also a part of the Egyptian's culture.
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