This is the death mask of King Henri IV of France. Fine guessing by almost all who guessed! Born in 1553, Henri reigned as King of Navarre following his mother’s death in 1572 and King of France from 1589 until his death in 1610. During that time, religious wars erupted between Catholics and Protestants (Huguenots) in France. With his own history of fighting as a Protestant against the Catholics and later converted to Catholicism when he took the throne, Henri had a good perspective on how to unify the French government. As King, he enacted the Edict of Nantes in 1598, which guaranteed religious liberties to Protestants, thus effectively ending the Wars of Religion. His policies and projects which were designed to improve the lives of all his subjects, made him one of the country’s most popular rulers ever. He was known as ‘le bon roi Henri’ or ‘the good king Henry.’ Unfortunately, his religious tolerance angered some Catholics, one of whom assassinated him on May 14, 1610. This cast impression of King Henri IV, is incredibly unique as a death mask, in that it was cast approximately 180 years after his death. During the French Revolution (1787-1799), the tombs of the Bourbons and the Valois at St. Denis were desecrated by the citizens of the Republic. The first coffin they came upon was Henri IV. His body was carefully embalmed, enveloped in a series of narrow bands of linen, and steeped in some chemical preparation. The face was so well preserved that even the fan-shaped beard seemed as if it had been recently dressed. The upper part of the brain had been removed, and was replaced by a sponge filled with aromatic essences. The death mask was made as a record of thar discovery, soon after it was exhumed. #guesswho#reveal#whosthat#kinghenriIV#henri#lebonroihenri#historymystery#thegoodking#kingoffrance#warsofreligion#museumcollection#plaster#deathmask#deathcast#ilcmuseum#ILCM
El volumen #11 de #SaintiaSho ofrece una vista a otros diseños para el #anime del manga homónimo que se incluye en la portada. La fotografía no es muy clara, pero destaca la presencia de #DeathMask de #Cancer , además de la imagen de las #Saintias que tuvimos oportunidad de apreciar, junto con #Aioria de #Leo y #Milo de #Escorpion . Así mismo es posible observvar un personaje que parece ser #Saga de #Geminis . El listón indica que habrá más noticias del anime en abril.
Death masks by Napoleon Abueva, National Artist Napoleon Abueva and “father of modern Philippine sculpture.” Posting these two works of art in honor of his passing last January 19.
These death masks are displayed at the Holy Angel University's Center for Kapampangan Studies in Angeles City. Ninoy Aquino and FPJ both have Kapampangan blood. Ninoy was a full-blooded Kapampangan from Concepcion, Tarlac while Poe's maternal grandmother was a Kapampangan from Candaba.
Notable pieces from Abueva's body of work are: Kaganapan (1953), Kiss of Judas (1955), Thirty Pieces of Silver, The Transfiguration, Eternal Gardens Memorial Park (1979), UP Gateway (1967), Nine Muses (1994), UP Faculty Center, Sunburst (1994) at The Peninsula Manila and
Sandugo or Blood Compact shrine in Bohol, Tagbilaran City.
Abueva was born on January 26, 1930 and hails from Bohol. To date, he holds the distinction of being the youngest National Artist awardee at the age of 46. He was 88.
Sidenote: the best conference room at the office reserved for VIPs and important meetings was named Abueva in his honor. I hosted so many memorable client visits in that room on Two World Square.
A bronzed 'Death Mask' originally purchased from @bijzondere_waren. A death mask is an image, typically in wax or plaster cast made of a person's face following death, often by taking a cast or impression directly from the corpse. Death masks may be mementos of the dead, or be used for creation of portraits.