Art: Faces

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It is a truism that hands are as expressive as faces and it is true that they are a more certain means of identification. Nonetheless, because it is easy to see, a face is the more convenient link between a person and his name. So convenient indeed that it is regarded as the index, not to a person's name alone, but even to his character; faces, in fact, are almost always mistaken for persons. Hence when a proud man wishes to leave something of his pride, after death, above the humble...