Striking Heads – The Vexed Man
Striking Heads – The Vexed Man
Item 30455
Country Cook Islands (the)
Year 2023
Face Value 10 Dollars
Metal Silver.9999
Weight 2 oz
Size 38.61 mm
Quality Proof
Mintage 999
Technique smartminting® (Ultra High Relief)

The Vexed Man, a captivating alabaster bust sculpted by German artist Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, embodies the artist’s mastery of capturing raw human emotion. Crafted in the late 18th century, it portrays a deeply anguished and tormented expression. Messerschmidt’s meticulous attention to detail is evident in the depiction of furrowed brows, tense muscles, and tightly clenched lips, all indicating a sense of inner turmoil.