The Mask of Alexander differs from the two reliefs in the style of the modelling. Both the high relief bust (terracotta in the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna inv. 5043) and the low relief medallion are characterised by a delineation of form and a jewel-like level of detail. The Mask, in contrast, preserves the immediacy of the artist’s conception as he worked the clay.
M. Pagano, Gemito, exh. cat. Museo Diego Aragona Pignatelli Cortes, Naples, 2009, pp. 210-17, nos. 80-86; B. Mantura, Temi di Vincenzo Gemito, Rome, 1989, pp. 127-128
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