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Head of an unidentified male figure, possibly a donor figure or a devotee in a Buddhist sculpture group

Accession Number
1948/1.102

Title
Head of an unidentified male figure, possibly a donor figure or a devotee in a Buddhist sculpture group

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

Object Creation Date
circa 5th century

Medium & Support
stucco

Dimensions
12 5/8 in. x 8 11/16 in. x 8 7/8 in. ( 32 cm x 22 cm x 22.5 cm )

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Head of a male figure, a fragment of a larger sculptural work. The handsome mustachioed figure may have been an attendant to the Buddha.

Physical Description
This head of a male figure with curly hair and a mustache would once have been part of a large stucco sculpture group. Part of the stucco has flaked away from the right-hand side of the face.

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Primary Object Type
head

Rights
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Keywords
Buddhism
donors
heads (animal components)
men (male humans)

2 Related Resources

Before 1492
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Buddhism
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

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