Head of a BuddhaArtist(s)Artist Unknown, Gandhara (Ancient Pakistan and Afghanistan)Object Creation Date3rd centuryMedium & SupportstoneDimensions
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 LineGift of F. Karel WiestSubject 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 TypeheadCollection AreaAsianRights
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Buddhas (visual works)
heads (animal components)
icons (devotional images)