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Horace Wells Death Mask
1940
Subject:Mask of Horace Wells , 1815 - 1848
Maker:Made by Leonard Craske
After a work by:After a work by Dr. John Mankey Riggs , 1811 - 1885
Bronze, brass
Primary Dimensions (length x width x depth): 9 1/4 x 6 1/8 x 4in. (23.5 x 15.6 x 10.2cm)
Credit Line: Gift of The Hartford Dental Society and The Hartford Medical Society
Description: Bronze mask made from a cast of the face of Horace Wells
Inscription: Engraved on verso, "HORACE WELLS / COPY OF DEATH MASK / THE ORIGINAL OF WHICH IS IN THE / BOSTON MEDICAL LIBRARY / MADE BY LEONARD CRASKE / AUG. 1940" Handwritten in ink on sticker adhered on verso, "ORIGINAL WAS MADE BY DR / JOHN RIGGS, FORMER STUDENT OF DR WELLS, DISCOVERER OF ANESTHESIA / AT THE REQUEST OF JOHN WALES / HARTFORD CONN."
Object Number: 2009.410.2
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