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Abraham Lincoln Restored Life Mask 1860
Eyes Restored Finally after 140 Years



Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865 )

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th of The United States. His original life cast was taken in 1860 by Leonard 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". 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 as the most reliable document of Lincoln's face. and it has since been used for the Lincoln Memorial and the President exhibits at the 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 past 140 years the best cast of our beloved President has looked like a victim in a horror film.

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This started with an actual life cast mask of Abraham Lincoln. It has always been difficult for me to look past the terror of this, and see the greatness of the man. So I, Erick Erickson, restored the eyes and sculpted Lincoln's eyes closed as they would have been if they had not been altered. I sculpted the hair as he wore it in 1860. The result is now that when you look at the piece, it is Abraham Lincoln just as he was at the age of 51.

All of the original detail of the historic cast has been preserved so the work of art you get has a direct link to President Lincoln. It's like having him right there with you. Now you can own this restored representation of our sixteenth President. It would be great for your home, office school, public building or library.

The finished piece is cast in USG's Tuf-Cal gypsum cement, and it is fiber filled and has polymer additives to assure it will last forever.
  • It measures 11" High X 8.5" Wide X 6.25" Deep
  • It is approximately 9 pounds unpacked.

It is finished in Presidential Bronze, then rubbed with an antiquing overlay to bring out the detail. The piece is then sealed with a clear coat to preserve the finish. Each mask comes with hanging instructions and the mounting screw, or it can be displayed on the optional stand. (sold separately)

This mask is one of a LIMITED EDITION signed and numbered by Erick Erickson, the artist. As a Bonus your purchase comes with a signed and numbered CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY.



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