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    Art Babbitt's Life Mask (Art Babbitt Estate, 1940s/'50s). The creation of life masks go back as far as 2100 BC when one was made from the face of an Egyptian King. Lincoln had one made while living which was used by the sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC as well as by Disney for their "Hall of Presidents" attraction. This is an actual plaster cast life mask of the late Art Babbitt which hung in his office for many years. While we don't know the history behind it, we are certain it is the only one to exist. Considering Art Babbitt's importance to the history of animation and of Walt Disney studio, this is a particularly significant artifact. It measures approximately 13" x 9" and is certainly one of the more unique items in this section from the Art Babbitt Estate. Condition is Very Good. From the Art Babbitt Archives.

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    December, 2019
    13th-15th Friday-Sunday
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