|Country||Cook Islands (the)|
|Face Value||10 Dollars|
|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.