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John Flaxman's Casting Molds
Mold design

Origin

John Flaxman

Type

Casting Molds

Effects

Transfers the deceased’s semblance onto stone

Downsides

Removes features from the body

Activation

Contact with the deceased

Collected by

Warehouse 12

Section

Chthon-902P

Aisle

505974-282

Shelf

418896-7148-319

Date of Collection

May 19, 1855

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OriginEdit

John Flaxman was a sculptor who led the movement of neoclassicism in British and European art. He began early on as a cast and mold maker as a child and came under apprenticeship of famed potter Josiah Wedgewood, creating modeling reliefs for the company. Many of his sculptures consisted of monuments to the dead and similar memorials. His early works were greatly characterized by their simplicity at portraying emotion, while later sculptures featured more complicated designs.

EffectsEdit

Transfers the physical features of a deceased body upon a target stone. Most detail can be found around the hands and face, where the individual wrinkles and hairs appear near life-like. The stone will melt in the changing areas, allowing for the textures to accurately reshape themselves. Reshape, as in the deceased’s actual distinguishing features are being removed and reproduce upon the rock. Many times this leaves the body unidentifiable, as removed parts will appear only as smooth, dull flesh devoid of marks or damage.

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