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What did Bach look like?
BERLIN, Germany (AP) -- A modern reconstruction of Johann Sebastian Bach's head -- using computer modeling techniques -- shows the composer as a strong-jawed man with a slight underbite, his large head topped with short, silver hair.
Johann Sebastian Bach is pictured in a computer-generated rendering.
The bust, unveiled in Berlin on Monday, was created by anthropologist Caroline Wilkinson in her lab at the University of Dundee in Scotland.
Rather than use Bach's actual bones, which are buried at the St. John's Church in Leipzig, Germany, Wilkinson worked from a copper replica of Bach's skull made for a previous reconstruction in 1894 by physician Wilhelm His and sculptor Carl Ludwig Seffner.
Nonetheless, Wilkinson sees her work as the most realistic rendering of Bach's appearance to date.
Caroline Wilkinson poses next to the bust of Bach she created, based on an 1894 replica of his skull.
"The science has improved over the last 100 years," she said. "We have a better understanding of the relation between hard and soft tissue."
The project was commissioned by the Bach House museum in the central German city of Eisenach as the centerpiece of a new exhibition: "Bach Through the Mirror of Medicine."