This state bed is designed in an Elizabethan style. The frame is made out of carved walnut wood. The foot board of the bed has a design of a Bacchanalian ( God of festivities) mask in the center and animal figures on each end.

State Bed

This state bed is designed in an Elizabethan style. The frame is made out of carved walnut wood. The…

The mask decoration was founded in Pompeii, Rome. These masks were used as keystone decorations of doors and window arches.

Mask Decoration

The mask decoration was founded in Pompeii, Rome. These masks were used as keystone decorations of doors…

The mask decoration was found in Pompeii, Rome. These masks were used as keystone decorations of doors and window arches.

SideMask Decoration

The mask decoration was found in Pompeii, Rome. These masks were used as keystone decorations of doors…

An illustration of a face with two flutes and a crown of olive leaves.

Face with Two Flutes

An illustration of a face with two flutes and a crown of olive leaves.

sports.the protective equipment, usually made of steel or plastic, that guards the face, as the steel cage worn by a baseball catcher or the molded plastic covering worn by a hockey goalkeeper.

Elastic Facemask

sports.the protective equipment, usually made of steel or plastic, that guards the face, as the steel…

Fender is the US English term for the part of an automobile, motorcycle or other vehicle body that frames a wheel well. Its primary purpose is to prevent sand, mud, rocks, liquids, and other road spray from being thrown into the air by the rotating tire.

Car Fender

Fender is the US English term for the part of an automobile, motorcycle or other vehicle body that frames…

Akroter Grotesque mask. This mask is usually found on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals, panels, and carved furniture.

Akroter Grotesque Mask

Akroter Grotesque mask. This mask is usually found on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields,…

The Carved Bench Grotesque Mask is a mask design carved on a bench in Bargello, Florence, Italy.

Carved Bench Grotesque Mask

The Carved Bench Grotesque Mask is a mask design carved on a bench in Bargello, Florence, Italy.

The Etruscan Grotesque Mask is made out of terracotta.

Etruscan Grotesque Mask

The Etruscan Grotesque Mask is made out of terracotta.

The Female Grotesque mask was designed on a metal shield during the German Renaissance.

Female Grotesque Mask

The Female Grotesque mask was designed on a metal shield during the German Renaissance.

The Female Grotesque mask was designed on a metal shield during the German Renaissance.

Female Grotesque Mask

The Female Grotesque mask was designed on a metal shield during the German Renaissance.

The Late French Grotesque Mask, found in the Theater de Bellecour in Lyons, France. The design was used on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals, panels and carved furniture.

Late French Grotesque

The Late French Grotesque Mask, found in the Theater de Bellecour in Lyons, France. The design was used…

This Modern French Grotesque mask is found at the Ministry of War in Paris, France. This design used on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals, panels, and carved furniture.

Evil Modern French Grotesque

This Modern French Grotesque mask is found at the Ministry of War in Paris, France. This design used…

The Modern French Grotesque Mask were used on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals, panels and carved furniture.

Modern French Grotesque

The Modern French Grotesque Mask were used on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals,…

The Modern French Grotesque Masks were used on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals, panels and carved furniture.

Modern French Grotesque Mask

The Modern French Grotesque Masks were used on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals,…

The Pilaster Grotesque mask comes from a part of a capital pilaster of the tomb of Louis XII in St. Denis, France during the French Renaissance.

Pilaster Grotesque Mask

The Pilaster Grotesque mask comes from a part of a capital pilaster of the tomb of Louis XII in St.…

The Single Grotesque mask comes from a frieze design during the Italian Renaissance. It was designed by Michelangelo in San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy.

Single Grotesque Mask

The Single Grotesque mask comes from a frieze design during the Italian Renaissance. It was designed…

The Mask Head is yet another Roman design.

Angry Mask Head

The Mask Head is yet another Roman design.

The Mask Head is a Roman design.

Mask Head

The Mask Head is a Roman design.

The Iron Mask.

Iron Mask

The Iron Mask.

In architecture, a mascaron ornament is a face, usually human, sometimes frightening or chimeric whose function was originally to frighten away evil spirits so that they would not enter the building. The concept was subsequently adapted to become a purely decorative element. The most recent architectural style to extensively employ mascarons was Beaux Arts.

Mascaron

In architecture, a mascaron ornament is a face, usually human, sometimes frightening or chimeric whose…

An illustration of a 13th century mask of steel.

Mask of Steel

An illustration of a 13th century mask of steel.

The Bacchus Mask (Greek God of wine) is a Graeco Italic style. It is a fragment of a vessel or utensil.

Bacchus Mask

The Bacchus Mask (Greek God of wine) is a Graeco Italic style. It is a fragment of a vessel or utensil.

This Blunt Grotesque mask is found in the castle of Ecouen in France in 1538.

Blunt Grotesque Mask

This Blunt Grotesque mask is found in the castle of Ecouen in France in 1538.

To cover or conceal with a mask.

Boxing Mask

To cover or conceal with a mask.

This Chubby Grotesque Mask was designed during the German Renaissance.

Chubby Grotesque Mask

This Chubby Grotesque Mask was designed during the German Renaissance.

The Dying Warrior Mask was designed by Schluter for the Berlin arsenal in 1697.

Dying Warrior Mask

The Dying Warrior Mask was designed by Schluter for the Berlin arsenal in 1697.

This Floral Grotesque Mask was designed during the 16th century.

Floral Grotesque Mask

This Floral Grotesque Mask was designed during the 16th century.

The Frieze mask is a Graeco Italic design.

Frieze Mask

The Frieze mask is a Graeco Italic design.

The Grotesque mask is a Venetian Italian Renaissance design. It was often place on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals, panels and carved furniture.

Grotesque Mask

The Grotesque mask is a Venetian Italian Renaissance design. It was often place on keystones, consoles,…

The Grotesque mask is a design used on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals, panels, and carved furniture.

Grotesque Horn Mask

The Grotesque mask is a design used on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals, panels,…

This Grotesque mask was designed during the Italian Renaissance, by Sansovino. It is found on the tomb of the cardinal Sforza in St. Maria del Popolo in Rome, Italy

Grotesque Mask

This Grotesque mask was designed during the Italian Renaissance, by Sansovino. It is found on the tomb…

The Keystone mask is a Graeco Italic design that is made out of terracotta.

Keystone Mask

The Keystone mask is a Graeco Italic design that is made out of terracotta.

This Mad Grotesque Mask is part of a modern panel designed by sculptor Hauptmann.

Mad Grotesque Mask

This Mad Grotesque Mask is part of a modern panel designed by sculptor Hauptmann.

This Melting Grotesque Mask has an escutcheon design of a lock during the German Renaissance.

Melting Grotesque Mask

This Melting Grotesque Mask has an escutcheon design of a lock during the German Renaissance.

This Pulled Grotesque Mask is on a pedestal of a column on a tomb in Pforzheim, Germany during the German Renaissance. It was designed by Hans von Trarbach.

Pulled Grotesque Mask

This Pulled Grotesque Mask is on a pedestal of a column on a tomb in Pforzheim, Germany during the German…

This Grotesque Mask was designed by Michelangelo during the Italian Renaissance.

Rounded Grotesque Mask

This Grotesque Mask was designed by Michelangelo during the Italian Renaissance.

The Satyr Mask (Greek Mythological character) was designed during the Italian Renaissance by Sansovino, is placed over a Festoon (wreath) in St. Maria del Popolo, a church in Rome, Italy.

Satyr Mask

The Satyr Mask (Greek Mythological character) was designed during the Italian Renaissance by Sansovino,…

The Silenus Mask was used as a handle of an Etruscan vessel.

Silenus Mask

The Silenus Mask was used as a handle of an Etruscan vessel.

An illustration of a mask from the statue of Thalia.

Thalia Mask

An illustration of a mask from the statue of Thalia.

This Winged Grotesque mask design comes from the spout of a can during the German Renaissance.

Winged Grotesque Mask

This Winged Grotesque mask design comes from the spout of a can during the German Renaissance.

"While Greek tragedt grew farther and farther away from the humor and burlesque so characteristic of the old satyr dances and songs, comedy arose to incorporate within itself much of this early spirit. The comedies supplied entertainments, pure and simple, yet at the same time did much to mold public opinion." — The Delphian Society, 1913

Comedy masks

"While Greek tragedt grew farther and farther away from the humor and burlesque so characteristic of…

"Tragedy masks. The origin of Greek drama is to be found in the yearly celebrations in honor of Dionysus, god of wine. Riotous festivals were held, during which the god of wine was extolled with carousals and boisterous songs, these having been introduced to Greece from Thrace, where they were even wilder in their nature." — The Delphian Society, 1913

Tragedy masks

"Tragedy masks. The origin of Greek drama is to be found in the yearly celebrations in honor of Dionysus,…

The head of Medusa as a grotesque from a tympanum in Paris.

Medusa Head

The head of Medusa as a grotesque from a tympanum in Paris.

Muse of tragedy

Melpomene

Muse of tragedy

Muse of tragedy

Melpomene

Muse of tragedy

"A mask. Masks were worn by Greek and Roman actors in nearly all dramatic representations. This custom arose undoubtedly from the practice of smearing the face with certain juices and colours, and of appearing in disguise, at the festivals of Bacchus. Now as the Greek drama arose out of these festivals, it is highly probable that some mode of disguising the face was as old as the drama itself. Choerilus of Samos, however, is said to have been the first who introduced regular masks. Other writers attribute the invention of masks to Thesuis or Aeschylus, though the latter had probably only the merit of perfecting and completing the whole theatrical apparatus and costume. Some masks covered, like the masks of modern times, only the face, but they appear more generally to have covered the whole head down to the shoulders, for we always find the hair belonging to a mask described as being a part of it; and this must have been the case in tragedy more especially, as it was necessary to make the head correspond to the stature of an actor, which was heightened by the cothurnus. The annexed cut represents the grotesque mask of a Satyr, together with a tragic mask, which are contined in the British Museum. some of the oldest manuscripts of Terence contain representations of Roman masks, and from these manuscripts they have been copied in several modern editions of that poet. The cut annexed contains representations of four of these masks prefixed to the Andria." — Smith, 1873

Persona

"A mask. Masks were worn by Greek and Roman actors in nearly all dramatic representations. This custom…

"A mask. Masks were worn by Greek and Roman actors in nearly all dramatic representations. This custom arose undoubtedly from the practice of smearing the face with certain juices and colours, and of appearing in disguise, at the festivals of Bacchus. Now as the Greek drama arose out of these festivals, it is highly probable that some mode of disguising the face was as old as the drama itself. Choerilus of Samos, however, is said to have been the first who introduced regular masks. Other writers attribute the invention of masks to Thesuis or Aeschylus, though the latter had probably only the merit of perfecting and completing the whole theatrical apparatus and costume. Some masks covered, like the masks of modern times, only the face, but they appear more generally to have covered the whole head down to the shoulders, for we always find the hair belonging to a mask described as being a part of it; and this must have been the case in tragedy more especially, as it was necessary to make the head correspond to the stature of an actor, which was heightened by the cothurnus. The annexed cut represents the grotesque mask of a Satyr, together with a tragic mask, which are contined in the British Museum. some of the oldest manuscripts of Terence contain representations of Roman masks, and from these manuscripts they have been copied in several modern editions of that poet. The cut annexed contains representations of four of these masks prefixed to the Andria." — Smith, 1873

Persona

"A mask. Masks were worn by Greek and Roman actors in nearly all dramatic representations. This custom…

In Western cultures a death mask is a wax or plaster cast made of a person's face following death. Death masks may be mementos of the dead, or used for creation of portraits. It is sometimes possible to identify portraits that have been painted from death masks, because of the characteristic slight distortion of the features caused by the weight of the plaster during the making of the mold.

Shakespeare Death Mask

In Western cultures a death mask is a wax or plaster cast made of a person's face following death. Death…

In Western cultures a death mask is a wax or plaster cast made of a person's face following death. Death masks may be mementos of the dead, or used for creation of portraits. It is sometimes possible to identify portraits that have been painted from death masks, because of the characteristic slight distortion of the features caused by the weight of the plaster during the making of the mold.

Shakespeare Death Mask (Frontal View)

In Western cultures a death mask is a wax or plaster cast made of a person's face following death. Death…

In Western cultures a death mask is a wax or plaster cast made of a person's face following death. Death masks may be mementos of the dead, or used for creation of portraits. It is sometimes possible to identify portraits that have been painted from death masks, because of the characteristic slight distortion of the features caused by the weight of the plaster during the making of the mold.

Shakespeare Death Mask (Right Side)

In Western cultures a death mask is a wax or plaster cast made of a person's face following death. Death…

In Western cultures a death mask is a wax or plaster cast made of a person's face following death. Death masks may be mementos of the dead, or used for creation of portraits. It is sometimes possible to identify portraits that have been painted from death masks, because of the characteristic slight distortion of the features caused by the weight of the plaster during the making of the mold.

Shakespeare Death Mask (Left Side)

In Western cultures a death mask is a wax or plaster cast made of a person's face following death. Death…

The mask terminus is a modern design that is found on a chimney. It is ornamented with festoons and a figure.

Mask Terminus

The mask terminus is a modern design that is found on a chimney. It is ornamented with festoons and…

"Masks used in Tragedy" — Morey, 1903

Tragedy Mask

"Masks used in Tragedy" — Morey, 1903

Houdon's portrait sculpture of Washington was the result of a specific invitation by Benjamin Franklin to cross the Atlantic specifically to visit Mount Vernon, so that Washington could model for him. Washington sat for wet clay life models and a plaster life mask in 1785.

Houdon's Mask of Washington

Houdon's portrait sculpture of Washington was the result of a specific invitation by Benjamin Franklin…

"A workman wearing a mouthpiece to protect himself from dust." — Ritchie, 1918

Worker with mouthpiece

"A workman wearing a mouthpiece to protect himself from dust." — Ritchie, 1918