Stone Head of Buddha: China

2008-48

Features:

  • wavy hair

From the museum website: The Indian origins of the deity are still visible in the swirled strands of hair, high-ridged nose, and heavy eyelids, but the gently rounded face points to Chinese interest in the human form.

Period: Chinese, Tang dynasty, 618–907
Date: ca. 700
Medium: limestone with traces of pigment
Dimensions: h 39.4cm, w 21.2cm, d 22.0cm (15 1/2 x 8 3/8 x 8 11/16 in)

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Original Museum Website (more images and more information)

Henan Province

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