October 31, 2006

Many happy returns of the day

Bach's skull

J. S. Bach's skull.

Originally published in Johann Sebastian Bach, Forschungen über dessen Grabstätte, Gebeine und Antlitz, by Wilhelm His (Leipzig, 1895). Image from Teri Noel Towe's "The Face of Bach: the Search for the Portrait that Belonged to Kittel" (2001).

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