Helmet Head

Helmet Head

1952

Henry Moore

(British, 1898-1986)

Bronze

Base: 2.6 x 16.5 x 10.2 cm (1 x 6 1/2 x 4 in.); without base: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Gift of the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art 1958.470

Description

British sculptor Henry Moore is known for his abstract bronze sculptures that evoke the human form. This small bronze sculpture is one of many "helmet heads" made by Moore throughout his career, reflecting his interest in visualizing the body as a protective shell. Here, the sculpture's armor-like head and shoulders appear to be embracing an empty void.

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