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A sculpture, ‘Head’, made by Moore in 1938, when it was given its early title ‘String Figure (No. 2)’. The work is an anthropomorphically carved hemispherical solid piece of elm, designed to look like a stylised head, with four concave hemispherical indentations to the front and three protruding curved shelves, which are interconnected by lengths of string, rope strung diagonally. It is mounted upon a square varnished wooden plinth.

National Trust, 2 Willow Road







elm & string


H 22 x W 17 x D 16 cm

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bequeathed to the National Trust by Ernö Goldfinger and Ursula Ruth Blackwell, Mrs Ernö Goldfinger; formally acquired, 1994

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National Trust, 2 Willow Road

2 Willow Road, Hampstead, London, Greater London NW3 1TH England

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