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Head of a Buddha

Accession Number
1981/2.67

Title
Head of a Buddha

Artist(s)
Artist Unknown, Gandhara (Ancient Pakistan and Afghanistan)

Object Creation Date
3rd century

Medium & Support
stone

Dimensions
7 11/16 in. x 4 5/8 in. x 5 1/16 in. ( 19.5 cm x 11.7 cm x 12.8 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of F. Karel Wiest

Subject matter
Shakyamuni Buddha (head only) from Gandhara, with the characteristic Gandharan feature of long, flowing locks of hair drawn up into a chignon (instead of the shaven head or short snail-like curls found in north central Indian Buddha images of the same period).

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Primary Object Type
head

Collection Area
Asian

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

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