Head of MaitreyaArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date9th century - 10th centuryMedium & SupportstoneDimensions
10 3/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 5 13/16 in (26.4 cm x 13 cm x 14.7 cm)Credit LineMuseum purchase for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial CollectionLabel copy
The round face of this "bodhisattva" is typical of the T'ang style. In comparison with the Gandharan head which portrays a more secular individual, this head's facial features have been idealized. After five or six centuries in China, Buddhist sculpture refelcted a less naturalistic, more abstract and remote approach to the depiction of the human form.Primary Object Classification Sculpture Primary Object TypefigureCollection AreaAsianRights
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