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Mask

Since early history the common reproduction of a humans or animals face or head by means of a hollow form. Easily malleable materials such as wood, potters clay, paper mâché and gypsum is used for the manufacture of masks. For the so-called life and death masks, a negative moulding of a persons face is created and later filled with material to produce the positive showing the features of the person. The term mask refers to both the negative and positive mould.

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