His face was the face of a living waxwork

jacdac

Senior Member
Lebanese
He stared at it, burning it into his mind, and then kicked the dust into a light cloud, destroying the mark. His face was the face of a living waxwork in the light of the Coleman lamp.
Source: The Stand by Stephen King
Context: Harold is in the rumpus room in the basement floor. He is staring at a footprint on the floor.

Does the bolded phrase mean his face was pale and emotionless?

Thank you.
 
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  • Copyright

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    American English
    I think it just looks like wax in the lamplight. Nothing to do with color, not so much to do with emotion.
     
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