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  • Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters Employees of mask-maker Ogawa Studios posed Friday in Saitama for a photo wearing masks modeled after Yukio Hatoyama, leader of the opposition Democratic Party of Japan.

    A Push to the Finish in Japan

  • And then he remembered she was a mask-maker, working in papier-m~eh~ and clay, and even stone and metal.

    Break the Night

  • Printing the article about the mask-maker had been an act of desperation.

    Break the Night

  • It is the oldest mask-maker in France, which is saying something.

    The Kaisho

  • From the mask-maker I had bought it a new, fair wig.

    The Mask of Apollo

  • At my request, Hagnon was painting the masks for the principals; the local mask-maker was fit only for chorus work, but Hagnon worked wonders with his carving, as a good painter can.

    The Mask of Apollo

  • Outside came a lull; Phantias the mask-maker had come to condole, bringing a grave-pot painted to order with two masks and Achilles mourning by a tomb.

    The Mask of Apollo

  • Everything went so well that, lest some god should be getting jealous, we were almost relieved when the mask-maker told Menekrates his Pentheus mask had been spoiled by some apprentice spilling paint on it, and would not be ready till the day.

    The Mask of Apollo

  • Cory Doctorow at 2:14 AM Saturday, Apr 23, 2011 Loving steampunk mask-maker Bob Basset's foray into goggled-out Venetian carnival masks.

    Boing Boing

  • Yet such was the dread entertained of Cleon and his faction, that no mask-maker would venture to execute his likeness: the poet, therefore, resolved to act the part himself, merely painting his face.

    Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature

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  • Conceive, my Lord, my pride and pleasure when Mercury flew into my shop, one night last year, and made me Apollo's warrant-holder. It is the highest privilege that any mask-maker can desire.

    —Max Beerbohm, The Happy Hypocrite, 1897

    December 31, 2008