NED KELLY DEATH MASK 1:1 REPLICA IN PLASTER
A mysterious fascination with the search for insight from the individuals Death Cast, has long been a major part of the historic collection and obsession with the Death Masks of celebrities and criminals, in some cases, like the famous poet Dante Alighieri, his Death Mask is still venerated by millions of museum visitors annually. Death Masks were also made in the name of Phrenology science - the use of the now discredited science of Phrenology was an attempt to understand criminality, through measuring the shape of the skull and reading the bumps on the cranium.
This is a unique Plaster Replica 1:1 (57cm circumference x 32cm height), of the antique Ned Kelly Death Mask taken in 1880, it is hand sculpted from photographic references and custom made in aged Plaster, that will stand proudly in any display or on any solid mantlepiece as a 'Respectful Iconic Artwork' of one of the most infamous legendary Australian Bushrangers. Displaying also the real solemn consequences of rebellious action under a tyrannical Government.