It is one of the miracles of art that we can come
face to face with people who lived centuries ago.
Occasionally an artist can render an expression
that is so intimate we feel an instant rapport with
the person portrayed. This head contains that
unique charm. It is of a man who appears to be
in his twenties. His beard is carefully groomed,
as is his hair. The lips are small, the upper
portion cleverly worked in with the moustache. It
is, however, his eyes which captivate us. What is
the expression? Is he wistful, contemplative,
sorrowful or a dreamy young man thinking of his
love. In certain angles of light, crystal in the
stone glitter, adding to the romantic idea. In any
case, the skill of the sculptor in rendering such
variety of emotions will keep us guessing.