Death Masks of Nietzsche, Joyce, Beethoven, Shakespeare and Other Greats

nietzsche death mask

Friedrich Nietzsche

joyce death mask

James Joyce


William Shakespeare

Princeton University hosts online a fairly large collection of Life and Death Masks, and  Biblioklept highlights masks of the intelligent, powerful and famous on an ongoing basis.

Also make sure to check out Retronaut’s collection of death masks from the 1500 to the 1900’s.


Ludwig von Beethoven


Timothy Leary

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