Head of the Prophet

  • Herzl Emanuel, Head of the Prophet, 1935, stone, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Patricia and Phillip Frost, 1986.92.19

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Herzl Emanuel carved Head of the Prophet soon after he returned from a year spent in Palestine. The sculpture was probably inspired by the story of Salome, who asked King Herod for the head of John the Baptist on a salver. The geometric shapes, straight lines, and distorted angles of this piece reflect Emanuel’s interest in cubism.

Title
Head of the Prophet
Artist
Date
1935
Location
Dimensions
15 5/8 x 9 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (39.7 x 24.2 x 26.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Patricia and Phillip Frost

Mediums Description
stone
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure – head
Object Number
1986.92.19
Palette
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