Head of Buddha: Afghanistan

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Features

From the MMA website: “The abstracted treatment of the eyes and the intersecting plains defining forehead, eyebrows, and nose are stylistic features shared with imagery produced in north India during the Gupta period.”

Date: 5th–6th century
Culture: Afghanistan (probably Hadda)
Medium: Stucco with traces of paint
Dimensions: H. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)

Original Image
Museum website

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