Woman’s Head

Copied Moissaye Marans, Woman's Head, n.d., limestone, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Moissaye Marans, 1978.38.4

Artwork Details

Title
Woman’s Head
Date
n.d.
Dimensions
17 1413 129 14 in. (43.934.223.4 cm.)
Credit Line
Bequest of Moissaye Marans
Mediums
Mediums Description
limestone
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female — head
Object Number
1978.38.4

Artwork Description

Moissaye Marans began carving at a young age and throughout his career created sculptures from exotic woods, marble, and limestone. He was inspired by religious themes, and many of his pieces illustrate the ideals of peace and harmony. The huddled figure in Woman’s Head could symbolize birth or creation, suggesting innocence and freedom from conflict.

Luce Object Quote

“. . . I believe that all creative work must be spiritual.” Moissaye Marans, New York Times, 1975