Heads and Tails, Tales and Bodies


Heads and Tails, Tales and Bodies: Engraving the Human Figure from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period, is the result of an exhibition that took place at The Pushkin Museum of Moscow in mid-2016. The publication displays and discusses extremely rare numismatic, glyptic and archaeological artifacts that have seldom been presented to a broader audience: an impressive gallery of masterpieces of miniature sculpture, such as coins, medals, plaquettes and statuettes, in which man always takes pride of place. The perception and depiction of the human figure by artists of different periods, the development of artistic styles, and the close links between the iconographic repertoire and mythology, religion, history, literature and philosophy of the Greater Greek World are reflected on in essays by international specialists. 

406 pages, 27.5 x 22cm, hardcover, MER. Paper Kunsthalle (Ghent).