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Posted 5 months ago

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surfdub66
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This head is very strange its made from some kind of chalky clay I think! It is 2 1/2" high & looks like an african head but covered in nude ladies all entwined , theyre bodies making the various parts of his face arms make his lips , faces his ears , the back of his head has patterns all over and there is a chinese/ japanese mark on top left as in photo , I have tried to find this poss maker mark which looks similar to the japanese "Arita" mark but slightly different , it looks like an upside down Y with a short - at top and a longer _ half way down and a dot or o between the two legs of the up turned Y..
I really need help with this one as had it for 25 years at least and never seen one like it..
Comments , ideas gratefully recieved

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  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 months ago
    very cool!!
  2. tom61375 tom61375, 5 months ago
    Sigmund Freud's "What's On A Man's Mind".
  3. surfdub66, 5 months ago
    Dunno what was on the makers mind!! ;-)
  4. tom61375 tom61375, 5 months ago
    LoL. No, "What's On A Man's Mind" was one of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis theories of man's daily ways of thinking. Freud created theories concerning the human mind and the behaviour. He explains how to acces information buried in the subconcious or unconscious. This sculpture may have been influenced by Freud.
  5. surfdub66, 5 months ago
    Ha! Ive heard the name didnt know anything about him til now !! Thanks for the education:-)
    cheers simon
  6. tom61375 tom61375, 5 months ago
    Anytime Simon! =)
  7. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 months ago
    Google Salvador Dali skull.

    T A
  8. surfdub66, 5 months ago
    Will do many thanx, :-)
  9. surfdub66, 5 months ago
    Ive just googled salvador dali , very intresting!! It looks very similar but totaly different .. maybe someone in asia's version of him .. I say this because of the mark on the head ..
    many thanks
  10. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 months ago
    Yes I would think Dali was the inspiration of the concept, just as Giuseppe Arcimboldo may have inspired Dali.

    T A
  11. surfdub66, 5 months ago
    Never heard of him so another google adventure!!
    Many thanx
  12. surfdub66, 5 months ago
    Funny !, ive seen some of the pics before but never knew who painted them, some people have strange but great ideas...
    many thanx again

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