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Head of a Buddha

Accession Number
1996/2.32

Title
Head of a Buddha

Artist(s)
Gandhari

Object Creation Date
2nd century - 3rd century

Medium & Support
gray schist

Dimensions
7 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 in (19.05 cm x 8.89 cm x 7.62 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mark and Iuliana Phillips

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

Collection Area
Asian

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

2 Related Resources

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(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Buddhism
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