Russian Sculptures

Female portrait. Head

    Female portrait. Head


    The 1940s

    Erzia, Stepan

    Wood (algarrobo or quebracho); carving, mounting

    Height (with base) 38.0 cm; without base 32.0 cm. Dimensions of the base: 6.0 x 20.0 x 20.0 cm

    Signature: S. Erzia.


    The sculptural image of a woman's head is made of subtropical wood (algarrobo or quebracho). The rough bark imitates the woman's lush hairstyle. The face with high forehead, thin nose, plump, well-defined lips and slightly slanted eyes is of smooth texture. Mounted on a smooth wooden rectangular base with rectangular plaque: Stephan Erzia.