Head of Maria, 1935/1936
Tête de Maria

At first the head was created by making a cast of an initial clay or Plasticine model. Subsequently, Giacometti reworked the surface by adding and removing plaster.

No subsequent moulds were made from this plaster, meaning that it did not serve as a template for a bronze cast.

Material
Plaster
Dimensions
21.5 x 17.5 x 20.5 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 294
Signature
Not signed
Further information
Provenance
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 2006, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 2006, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, bis 2006, Nachlass
  • Alberto Giacometti