Ancient Gandharan Schist Head Of Budhisattva Ca. 5th century A.D.
Carved black schist head of a bodhisattva having nicely carved naturalistic facial features.
Depicted with wavy hair and wearing an usnisa (hair bun), with a lower triple strand headband,
missing the center pendant. Some loss to the front portion of the usnisa.
Scattered areas of light surface encrustation. Mounted on a custom block base. Pretty.
Provenance: Private NYC collection acquired 1983.