Bronze Code: 272
Height: 8.5 In
Width: 4.1 In
Weight: 2.8 LBs


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Delve into a compelling piece of Soviet art history with an exquisite, one-of-a-kind, bust of Nikolai Ivanovich Yezhov that was created in 1937. This sizable piece, measuring at 21.5 cm, is a unique tribute to the controversial historical figure who held the title of People's Commissar of Internal Affairs of the USSR.

The All-artist behind this remarkable artwork truly captures the essence of Yezhov, who was a pivotal figure in the implementation of mass repressions. He led during a tumultuous time commonly referred to as 'Yezhovism',representative of the era's widespread repression. The year of his leadership, 1937, is forever immortalized in this Soviet art piece.

During the 1930s, Soviet art was entering a golden era of maturity, a period during which this bronze marvel was crafted. This development happened under the auspices of The All-Russian Union of Cooperative Associations of Fine Art Workers, a dedicated organization in operation from 1928 to 1953. This significant period introduced a unique art style and distinctive depth that is truly reflected in the Yezhov bust.

This extraordinary creation is not only a tribute to its controversial subject but also to the artist. The All-artist is recognized for their ability to encapsulate so much historical, societal, and individual complexity in a single sculpture. The intrinsic level of detail and the grandeur it holds is a testament to their skill as an artist and their status as a key contributor to this intriguing period in Soviet art.