Head of a BuddhaArtist(s)GandhariObject Creation Date2nd century - 3rd centuryMedium & Supportgray schistDimensions
7 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 in (19.05 cm x 8.89 cm x 7.62 cm)Credit LineGift of Mark and Iuliana PhillipsSubject 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 ClassificationSculptureCollection AreaAsianRights
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Buddhas (visual works)
heads (animal components)
icons (devotional images)