Sculpture, woman's head, terracotta with hand-painted details / wood / metal, probably modelled by Rudolf Knoerlein, made by the Goldscheider Porcelain Works and Majolica Factory, Vienna, Austria, 1925-1930
Hollow terracotta head of a woman, standing on a black square wooden base. Long slim neck joins oval shaped face of a woman; skin is painted dark brown in a matte finish; skin surface appears rough. The face's features are well-defined; small red shiny lips and a long slim nose. Almond shaped eyes are hollow and are outlined in pale green enamel paint, as are the raised eyebrows; high, curved and thin. Individual thick strands of hair are attached to the scalp representing curls, some entwined in each other; hair proceeds from top of forehead to base of head, also covering both sides of head. Each strand is painted in enamel pale green paint, providing a shiny finish.