LINCOLN RESTORED LIFE MASK 1860
RESTORED FINNALY AFTER 140 YEARS
Lincoln(1809-1865) President (1861-1865) Abraham
Lincoln is regarded as one of our greatest presidents. The original cast
for this was taken in 1860 by Lenord Volk.
Of this process, letting plaster heat up and harden on his face and then
being pulled off with some of his hair Lincoln stated "It was anything
but agreeable". When Lincoln saw the final bust he declared it "The Animal
himself". Volk took the cast to use as a model for the Statue of Lincoln
at the Illinois state Capital in Springfield.
This cast has
always been considered by sculptors and artists the most reliable document
of Lincoln's face, and far more valuable than photographs for it is the
actual form. It has been used for the Lincoln Memorial and The hall of
Presidents at Disney parks.
When Volk took
the first positive cast from the mold he felt he had to leave his hand
on the piece so he gouged Lincoln's eyes out with his thumbs and said "There
now he can See". So for the last 140 years the best cast of our great Lincoln
has looked like a victim in a horror film. It has always been difficult
for me to look past this and see the greatness of the man . I could just
not get past the terror of this image.
This mask has
been enhanced by artist Erick Erickson
to create a very impressive
display. He has
maintained all of the detail of the original cast and then sculpted Lincoln's
eyes closed as they would have been in the original cast if it had not
been altered. Erick has also added Hair as he wore it in 1860. The result
is now when you look at the piece it is Abraham Lincoln just as he was
at the age of 51.
Now you can own
this wonderful representation of our Sixteenth President. It would be great
for your Home, Office, School, Public Building or Library.
The mask is cast
in Ultra Cal the hardest Gypsum product available. then finished in Bronze
color , rubbed with an antiquing overlay to bring out the detail and then
sealed to protect it. The mask measures 8 X 11 inches.
LORD PREFERS COMMON LOOKING PEOPLE: THAT IS THE REASON HE MADE SO MANY
OF THEM."-- Lincoln
It comes with
the hardware to hang it.
Buyer pays actual
shipping which is $13.00 east of the Rockies or $19.20 west of the Rockies.
I Michael Barretta swear I will give you the best service.
I will help you every step of the way with your purchase.
I will ensure that your mask will be delivered fast in perfect condition.
You will absolutely love your mask or get all your money back.
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