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Large Gandharan Stucco Head of Buddha

$45,000.00

A larger than life size head of the Buddha from the ancient region of Gandhara. The use of stucco, the treatment of the hair and the distinct facial features all indicate a Taxila origin.

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A larger than life size head of the Buddha from the ancient region of Gandhara. The use of stucco, the treatment of the hair and the distinct facial features all indicate a Taxila origin.
Modeled in stucco, this expressive and sensitive rendition of the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, displays powerful patrician features, with heavily lidded, almond shaped eyes under high arching brows, and full lips. His heart shaped face framed by elongated, pierced ears, and wavy hair pulled back and over the prominent ushnisha.
Remnants of red pigmentation are visible in the interior of the ears.
Height of head only 13.5″

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Stucco
MATERIALS NOTES: Molded stucco, remnants of pigment, custom metal stand
CONDITION: Good. Fragment of a larger statue, minor loss to the nose and ear lobes.
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
HEIGHT: 21 in. (53 cm)
WIDTH: 9.5 in. (24 cm)
DEPTH: 9.5 in. (24 cm)
DEALER LOCATION: Austin, TX
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 1
REFERENCE NUMBER: LU89471321060

 

Additional Information
OF THE PERIOD

Greco Roman

PLACE OF ORIGIN

Pakistan

DATE OF MANUFACTURE

circa 3rd – 5th century

PERIOD

15th Century and Earlier