Exhibit#1 Brookgreen Collection
Head of Nero

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Record 357/1203
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Accession# 1945.001
Artist Borglum, Gutzon
Collection Art Objects
Credit line Gift of the Hispanic Society of America
Date 1902
Description "Head of Nero" by Gutzon Borglum


"Wildly staring eyes and parted lips give Nero an expression of terror and madness. The heavy face above a short, thick neck is sketchily modeled, the sagging fleshy masses of the cheeks and the drawn brows briefly indicated. A laurel wreath has slipped askew over one ear. The sculptor has concentrated on giving the effect of intense emotion, boring the eyes deeply to make burning black holes beside the thin nose and opening another spot of deep shadow between the narrow, slack lips..." ("Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture, Beatrice Gilman Proske, 1968")

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Dimensions H-2.402 W-1.575 D-2.047 inches
Home Location Storage
Makers mark none
Material Bronze
Medium Bronze
Object ID S.1945.001
Object Name Sculpture
Recfrom Hispanic Society of America
Sig Loc on truncation
Signed Name B . . .
Sub-category Art
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