Kahlil G. Gibran (American, 1922–2008)
Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
38.73 x 23.49 x 15.24 cm (15 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 6 in.)
Medium or Technique
Hammered steel plate and wire
Not On View
A portrait mask of the poet Brendan Behan, an Anglo-Irish poet. Wire hair set with laurel werath. Steel plate on underside, behind eyes.
Paper label on reverse: "BORSTAL BOY" / 1961 / HAMMERED STEEL / KAHLIL GIBRAN"
1992, purchased from the artist by Martha and William Ross; 1992, gift to the MFA.
Gift of Martha E. and William H. Ross