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11Kleiner Kopf

ca 1945
Sculpture, bronze, 13.5 x 7 x 9 cm

Kleiner Kopf

The ”Kleiner Kopf” (Small head) is the smallest of Jeanne Mammen‘s completed sculptures. The subject is a head with a closed, smooth surface. The contours are clear and the form is closed. The chin pushes forward, while the mouth is only a scored indentation on the left side of the head. The nose is sharp. The left eye is a slit, the right eye is rounded. Above the face, the hair is shaped into a sort of helmet or cap. The sides are flat: the right side is even or lightly convex, while the left shows a bend that stretches from the forehead, over the eye to the neck.