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Head of a Buddha, probably a 'kebutsu' (Buddha in a transformation body) from the crown of an Eleven-headed Avalokitesvara

Accession Number
1973/2.38

Title
Head of a Buddha, probably a 'kebutsu' (Buddha in a transformation body) from the crown of an Eleven-headed Avalokitesvara

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
13th century

Medium & Support
gilt wood

Dimensions
3 1/16 in. x 1 3/4 in. x 1 13/16 in. ( 7.8 cm x 4.4 cm x 4.6 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection

Subject matter
Buddha, as a 'kebutsu' (transformation body): probably one of eleven heads that originally adorned the crown of an image of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Japanese, Kannon)

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Primary Object Type
figure

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Buddhas (visual works)
Buddhism
fragments (object portions)
heads (animal components)
icons (devotional images)

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