Head of the Buddha or a Bodhisattva

Details

  • Title

    Head of the Buddha or a Bodhisattva

  • Associated place

    Afghanistan (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    7th - 6th century BC (700 - 501 BC)
  • Material and technique

    stucco, red pigment depicting an urna above the ridge of the nose, touche of red pigment remains in the pupil of the right eye

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    10 x 8 x 7.5 cm (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items

    2

  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1993.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1993.387

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Further reading

Jongeward, David, Buddhist Art of Gandhara in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2019), no. 111 on p. 141

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