Henry Moore OM, CH
Mask 1929

Artwork details

Henry Moore OM, CH 1898–1986
Date 1929
Medium Cast concrete
Dimensions Object: 200 x 180 x 130 mm
Acquisition Transferred from the Victoria & Albert Museum 1983
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1910

Display caption

During 1928-29 Moore made eight masks, four cast in concrete and four carved in stone. One of the stone masks is on display nearby. This is the third of the four concrete masks and is quite tender in mood. In the other concrete masks the facial features are distorted in some way, and they display Moore's interest in asymmetry. In this work there is little distortion of the features. It is a unique cast and was probably cast from a clay original. This assumption arises from the forms of the eye sockets which look as though they were formed by pressing a thumb into soft clay.

August 2004

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