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Egyptian Death Masks

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Uncle Frank, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank Photo Enthusiast

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    Jul 26, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    Frank
    Death masks were an important part of the Egyptian burial ritual. The masks for royalty were made from gold while those of ordinary rich people were made from lesser materials. They are fascinating, but I'm glad that photography has freed us from the need for death masks.

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  2. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nice to see those.
    But is number 3 (Nefertiti) not a bust rather than a death mask?
     
  3. tolesy

    tolesy Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 14, 2011
    NE Indiana
    Awesome shots on fascinating subjects!!!
     
  4. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank Photo Enthusiast

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    Jul 26, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    Frank
    Probably so. She looks too good to be dead.

    Thanks, Tolesy! I'm glad you enjoyed them.
     
  5. tolesy

    tolesy Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 14, 2011
    NE Indiana
    I have the awesome pleasure of teaching this subject to kids and was fortunate enough to visit Egypt and see the Tut exhibit and the other treasures of the Cairo Museum first hand:biggrin:
     
  6. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Very nice shots, well done !
    Rafael
     
  7. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank Photo Enthusiast

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    Jul 26, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    Frank
    I hope I've done the subject justice, Tolesy. Apparently the San Jose Rosacrucian Museum houses one of the largest collections in the USA.

    Thanks so much, Rafael.
     
  8. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Very interesting, thanks!