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Description:
This category is for the listing of Death Mask Gravestones, or castings of deceased persons built into cemetery markers .
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Death masks, or facial casts of deceased persons are part of traditions in many countries. Usually made of plaster or wax, death masks may be used for mementos of the dead, or sometimes used for the creation of portraits.

At one time, creating death masks was very widespread, and an important cultural aspect of mourning rituals for many people. The practice has declined radically since the advent of photography.

The best known of these are the masks used by the ancient Egyptians as part of the mummification process, such as Tutankhamen's burial mask.

In some cultures and regions, death masks are still used to commemorate the dead as part of cemetery markers and memorials. (See example)

Instructions for Posting a Death Mask Gravestones Waymark:
To post a new waymark in the Death Mask Gravestones category, please provide a photo(without GPS), and description of the marker (Include condition of death mask and inscription). Please try to provide close-up photos of the mask as well as full photos of the entire gravestone. You should also provide the name of the cemetery and provide GPS coordinates at the gravesite where the death mask can be found.

This Category Does Not Accept:
Gravestone submissions with sculpted likenesses or images.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Describe your visit and provide a unique photo of the waymark if possible.
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Death Mask GravestonesJohn Martin -- Mount Vernon Cemetery, Atchison KS

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The death mask tombstone for KS Governor John Martin, soldier and statesman, at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Atchison KS

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Kansas

date approved: 12/11/2017

last visited: 8/21/2017

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Death Mask GravestonesFamilia Quintana Torres - Palma, Spain

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The Familia Quintana Torres is buried in Palma Cemetery, Spain. The Death Mask belongs to Jaime Palmer Clar.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella

location: Islas Baleares, Spain

date approved: 11/28/2017

last visited: never

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Death Mask GravestonesKarl Kollbach - Remagen, Germany

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Death Mask of Karl Kollbach on the Alter Friedhof located at Alte Straße in Remagen, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dreamhummie

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 11/15/2017

last visited: 12/3/2017

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Death Mask GravestonesWilliam Mawson - Bradford, UK

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William Mawson, along with his brother Richard and his mother Mary Mawson, is buried in Undercliffe Cemetery where the imposing Egyptian obelisk with a bronze portrait of William is situated on the main terrace.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/30/2017

last visited: never

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Death Mask GravestonesFrederick William Cole -- Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga TN

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The death mask tombstone for former Union Army Captain Frederick William Cole and his wife Nellie Scholtze Cole, at Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga TN

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/30/2017

last visited: 8/3/2017

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Death Mask GravestonesMaxime Guillot -- Calvary Cemetery, Dallas TX

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A likeness of Maxime Guillot is carved into his tombstone monument at Calvary Cemetery in Dallas TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 8/27/2017

last visited: 7/15/2017

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Death Mask GravestonesJean Regnault de Segrais - Fontenay le Pesnel - France

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Jean Regnault de Segrais, né le 22 août 1624 à Caen et mort le 25 mars 1701, est un poète, homme de lettres et traducteur. Jean Regnault de Segrais, born on August 22, 1624 in Caen and died on March 25, 1701, is a French poet, writer and translator.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Basse-Normandie, France

date approved: 8/22/2017

last visited: 10/18/2017

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Death Mask GravestonesLou Scott Royston Nave -- Old City Cemetery, La Grange TX

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The death mask over Lou Scott Royston Nave's grave at Old City Cemetery, La Grange TX, gazes out over bluebonnets and patriots in this peaceful place

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 6/16/2017

last visited: 3/15/2017

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Death Mask GravestonesAugust Kekulé - Poppelsdorfer Friedhof - Bonn, Germany

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DE: Grabmahl des berühmten Chemikers August Kekulé. EN: Grave of the famous chemist August Kekulé.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Narayan,

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 6/16/2017

last visited: 7/19/2017

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Death Mask GravestonesMonroe L. Harris - Pecan Grove Memorial Park - McKinney, TX

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A death mask appears on the shared monument for Monroe L. Harris, located in Pecan Grove Memorial Park, McKinney, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 6/16/2017

last visited: 6/10/2017

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Death Mask GravestonesJim Bridger - Independence, Mo.

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Jim Bridger's gravesite is located on an "island" near the northern entrance to the cemetery - 614 Brookside.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/16/2017

last visited: never

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Death Mask GravestonesWilly Koch - Saalfeld/ Thüringen/ Deutschland

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Here you can find the grave of Willy Koch.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bianka11

location: Thüringen, Germany

date approved: 4/6/2017

last visited: never

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Death Mask GravestonesFamilles Malapert - Tours, France

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[F] Ces médaillons se trouve dans le cimetière de la Salle de Tours en Indre-et-Loire. [E] These medallions are in the cemetery of the Salle in Tours, Centre-Val de Loire, France.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chickilim

location: Centre, France

date approved: 4/2/2017

last visited: 5/16/2017

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Death Mask GravestonesEmile Lemaître - Boulogne-sur-mer, France

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[EN] Émile Lemaitre de la Servole-Chigot was born on 29 November 1859 in Paris, died in Boulogne-sur-Mer on 5 May 1933. [FR] Émile Lemaitre de la Servole-Chigot est né le 29 novembre 1859 à Paris, mort à Boulogne-sur-Mer le 5 mai 1933.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

date approved: 3/11/2017

last visited: 3/10/2017

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Death Mask GravestonesSylvain Poirier - Egmont, PEI

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In the St. Philippe & St. Jacques Cemetery at Egmont Bay stands the headstone of the Reverend Sylvain Ephrem Poirier, the first Island born Acadian Catholic priest.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 2/24/2017

last visited: never

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Death Mask GravestonesFerko Czori - Bonn - NRW - Germany

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Death Mask of Ferko Czori

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: 12/3/2017

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Death Mask GravestonesRobert Fulton - New York, NY

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The grave of Robert Fulton who is best known for developing the first commercially successful steam boat. He now has his own street named after him in downtown Manhattan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 2/2/2017

last visited: never

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Death Mask GravestonesBen Franklin Mask - Philadelphia, PA

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A death mask of Ben Franklin at his grave in Christ Church Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/2/2017

last visited: 7/27/2017

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Death Mask GravestonesAbraham Philipp Schuldt - Ohlsdorfer Friedhof - Hamburg, Germany

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Tombstone with death mask of merchant and founder Abraham Philipp Schuldt at the Ohlsdorfer cemetery in Hamburg

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 2/2/2017

last visited: 12/19/2017

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Death Mask GravestonesDorothea Neff - Zentralfriedhof - Wien, Austria

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Tombstone with death mask of actress Dorothea Neff / Grabstein mit Totenmaske der Schauspielerin Dorothea Neff

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 12/15/2016

last visited: never

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Death Mask GravestonesMargaret Davidson - McGuigan Cemetery - Merrickville, Ontario

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McGuigan Cemetery is located at 448 Country Road 23 (Burritts Rapids Road), directly across the river from Clowes Lock, about 0.8 km south on River Road from Upper Nicholsons Lockstation.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mTn_biKer65

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 12/6/2016

last visited: 8/13/2017

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Death Mask GravestonesBishop James Montagu -- Bath Abbey, Bath, Somerset, UK

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The effigy of Bishop James Montagu at Bath Abbey

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/30/2016

last visited: 8/29/2017

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Death Mask GravestonesADM Sir Richard Hussey Bickerton RN Tombstone -- Bath Abbey, Bath, Somerset, UK

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The beautiful memorial to Royal Navy Admiral Sir Richard Hussey Bickerton, features his death mask.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/30/2016

last visited: 8/29/2017

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Death Mask GravestonesBG Andrew Champion, British Army Tombstone-- Bath Abbey, Bath, Somerset, UK

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The sculptural memorial to Brigadier General Andrew Champion of the British Army, who served as Commander in Chief of India, features amazing figures and designs carved in relief, including a portrait of the deceased.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/30/2016

last visited: 7/26/2016

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Death Mask GravestonesTomb of Archbishop of Canterbury Henry Chichele -- Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, UK

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The "memento mori" tomb of Archbishop of Canterbuty Henry Chichele, with a finely-dressed effigy up top and his gaunt cadaver on display below.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/24/2016

last visited: 7/20/2017

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