Forensics experts couldn’t leave well enough alone. In Berlin today, a model of what Bach really looked like was unveiled. Scottish anthropologist Caroline 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, according to the Associated Press.
The image on the left is the traditional image of Bach; the image we have of ourselves, perhaps, when we listen to classical music. The newer version, on the right, is more like what we think of ourselves if we imagine having taken over dad’s butcher shop.