Sculptural heads from around the world- P. Defosses

As time passes so do the ideals of beauty, wisdom, and wealth through facial representations in artwork. 

Head with gold foil, Unknown, Shang Dynasty ca.1600 - 1046 BC, From the collection of: Sanxingdui Museum
This piece is an expression of wealth due to its medium. It's medium of jade and gold is fairly expensive and flashy.
Sword Ornament of a Human Head, Akan, no date, From the collection of: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Head of Jupiter, unknown, 0 AD - 100 AD, From the collection of: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Portrait head of a man, c. 130–145 C.E., From the collection of: Dallas Museum of Art
Head of Buddha, 2nd–3rd century C.E., From the collection of: Dallas Museum of Art
This head shows the standards of a male's face in the 3rd century of India. This representation of Buddha has large ear lobes and a piece where the third eye is. These traits including long hair are traits of a third century Indian male.
Head with a crown, 15th century, From the collection of: Dallas Museum of Art
Bust of Bishop Ulpiano Volpi, Alessandro Algardi, 1600 - 1650, From the collection of: Museo Poldi Pezzoli
Teko Teko, Unknown, 1700/1900, From the collection of: Museum of World Culture
The Yawner, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, c. 1775, From the collection of: Kunstpalast
Child's head, Pablo Serrano, c.1940, From the collection of: IAACC Pablo Serrano
Penetrate-Face, Shin, Chihyun, 2011, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
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