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Listed under:  Arts  >  Visual arts  >  Sculpture  >  Casting (Sculpture)  >  Plaster casts
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Ned Kelly death mask, 1880

This is a plaster death mask of the head of bushranger Ned Kelly, including the neck and partial right shoulder, made by Maximilian Kreitmayer on 11 November 1880. The eyes and mouth are closed, the eyebrows are clearly visible and what appears to be a rope burn from the hanging is seen across the lower right cheek. The ...

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'Trucaninny, wife of Woureddy', 1836

This is a portrait bust (66.0 cm x 42.5 cm x 25.7 cm), by the colonial artist Benjamin Law (1807-90), of an Aboriginal woman. The bust shows the figure from the waist upwards and with the arms truncated just above the elbow. The colouration of the entire work is very dark, with a metallic sheen that suggests that it might ...

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'Woureddy, an Aboriginal chief of Van Diemen's Land', 1836

This is a portrait bust (61.5 cm x 44.5 cm x 29.0 cm), by the colonial artist Benjamin Law (1807-90), of an Aboriginal man. The bust shows the figure from the waist upwards and with the arms truncated just above the elbow. The colouration of the entire work is very dark, with a metallic sheen that suggests that it might ...

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Centennial Park Federation Pavilion plaque, 1901-03

This is a whitewashed fibrous plaster plaque designed by Frederick Winchester Grant and made by Grant and Cocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in 1901-03. Measuring 120 cm (height) x 72 cm (width) x 12 cm (depth), the plaque consists of a pictorial central panel surrounded by a highly decorative border or frame. Both ...

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Moulds of bathroom fixtures at a Caroma factory

This is a colour photograph of plaster moulds for toilet pans and bathroom sinks at an Australian Caroma factory. Each mould has at least two sections and a band around it. Print is visible on some. Some metal equipment, perhaps a clamp, can be glimpsed on the floor.

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Greenware cisterns at a Caroma factory

This is a colour photograph of eight 'greenware' cisterns on a shelf in an Australian Caroma factory.

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Checking the quality of Caroma cisterns

This is a colour photograph of lines of 'greenware' cisterns stacked on shelves in an Australian Caroma factory. A man is leaning over to examine one of the cisterns. Behind him is a row of cistern moulds.

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Machinery at a Caroma factory

This is a colour photograph of machinery used in the preparation of clay for the production of vitreous chinaware at a Caroma factory in Sydney or Melbourne. A row of clay-splattered vertical wooden slats sit in metal grooves.

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Slip to make vitreous china at a Caroma factory

This is a colour photograph of a vat of 'slip' at a Caroma factory in Sydney or Melbourne. Streams of brown liquid are pouring into the middle of a swirling mass of khaki-coloured liquid.

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Toilet pans in the production line at a Caroma factory

This is a colour photograph of long rows of toilet pans in a Caroma factory in Sydney or Melbourne. A worker in the centre aisle is checking 'greenware' toilet pans that are standing on a raised shelf. Behind the worker, plaster production moulds are being filled with 'slip' fed through plastic hosepipes from machinery ...