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Kleines Kopfrelief: Frau [Small Head Relief: Woman]
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Kleines Kopfrelief: Frau [Small Head Relief: Woman] 1995

Not on display

The woman on this carved wooden relief is both ordinary and anonymous. The figures Balkenhol depicts in his work are everyday, non-heroic types. He is influenced by Egyptian art: in particular the way it is able to convey universality and tranquillity, qualities he seeks in his own work. The marks of the sculptor's tools are clearly visible on the surface of the relief, reinforcing the presence of the sculptor and the rawness of the piece. Fashioned with admirable skill and simplicity, his sculptures are pieces of wood masquerading as people.

Glossary Open


A form of sculpture where the image or design projects from a flat surface types of which include, bas-relief or low relief.



  • Acc. No. GMA 4216
  • Medium Poplar wood and paint
  • Size 28.50 x 32.00 x 3.10 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1998