Henry Moore OM, CH

Animal Head

1951

Not on display

Artist
Henry Moore OM, CH 1898–1986
Medium
Plaster
Dimensions
Object: 270 x 216 x 295 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the artist 1978
Reference
T02271

Display caption

Moore tended to find inspiration for his work in natural forms. Although cast in plaster, this sculpture has the appearance of a pebble or piece of worn bone, an indefinable organic form that takes on the identity of some hybrid animal. The ghostly, grotesque quality of Animal Head, like other works by Moore, carries connotations of decay and mortality.

Gallery label, September 2016

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