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Ancient Gandharan Schist Head Of Budhisattva Ca. 5th century A.D.
Ancient Gandharan Schist Head Of Budhisattva


 
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Ancient Gandharan Schist Head Of Budhisattva Ca. 5th century A.D.

Size: 8”H.

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.


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