Woman’s Head

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

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.

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

Title
Woman’s Head
Artist
Date
n.d.
Location
Dimensions
17 1413 129 14 in. (43.934.223.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Moissaye Marans

Mediums
Mediums Description
limestone
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – head
Object Number
1978.38.4
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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