A cast of the face of a living person. Usually such casts have been made from a mold produced by placing gesso or plaster on the face, with a passage provided for breathing through the mold. Such a mold is likely to be of one piece, since the face is generally sufficiently flexible to enable removal of the hardened mold, as long as a release agent has been applied. A death mask is very similar.
Japanese narrative paintings from the 10th century, when the Tale of Genji
Example: Marasaki Shikibu (Illustrated Scroll of Lady Marasaki's Diary), 13th century.
A unit of distance measurement equal to three feet, or 36 inches. To convert yards into centimeters, multiply them by 91.44; into meters, x 0.9144. Abbreviated yd.
Abbreviation for yard.
In painting, a tendency on the part of binding media to turn a tint towards yellow. This is most likely to occur when linseed oil is included.