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Beethoven Life Mask by Franz Klein
Date: Early 19th Century
Dimensions: H 23 cm W 18 cm D 13 cm

In order to create a sculpture of Beethoven Austria sculptor Franz Klein got approval to cast a negative of his face and obtained a life mask that way. The mask is considered the only life like reproduction of Beethoven since photography was not invented yet. Various casts were made out of the mould. They were all produced in the 19th century. This mask is one of these 19th century plaster productions.

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