Death Masks of Famous Russians

There is an interesting museum in Armenia. Museum of Sergey Merkurov.
Here, it is shown the death masks of Russian leaders, writers etc.

Posthumous masks were removed right after death before process of rigor mortis began.

What is stored in the museum, the second copies made by Merkurov himself from the originals.
There is a unique chance to see the main people of the left epoch in this museum.

First copies are hold in storeroom of the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and are not exposed.

Photos : Mayakovski, Lenin, Eisenstein and Gorki

Here is the museum's site. You can get more information, but in Russian language.


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