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Johann Sebastian Bach Looks Life-Like

The compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach are internationally well known, but what he looked like physically isn't.

Although he only sat for one portrait his entire life, images of the composer are plentiful as are nicely sculptured busts.

Anthropologist Caroline Wilkinson used state-of-the-art computer modeling techniques to reconstruct Bach's head, depicting the composer as a strong-jawed man with a slight double chin, his large head topped with short, silver hair.

Wilkinson is only cautious about what was inside Bach's head, saying that her reconstruction is not meant to provide any insight into Bach's musical genius.

"It only shows his facial appearance," she said. "I wish it could give us some sense of what was going on inside of his head, but it can't."

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