Russian Sculptures

Head of a woman

    Head of a woman


    The 1930s.

    Erzia, Stepan

    Wood (algarrobo or quebracho); carving, mounting

    Height 49.5 cm

    A poorly legible signature is on the back of the head


    The sculptural image of a woman's head tilted to the right is made of subtropical wood (algarrobo or quebracho). The untreated bark imitates hair combed at the back of the head in a high bundle. The face is narrow, with high forehead, large nose, slanted eyes and full lips– smooth texture. Mounted on a smooth high rectangular base