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An Earthenware Bodhisattva Head, Gandhara, 2nd century AD
Reference No: AS106
An Earthenware Bodhisattva Head, Gandhara, 2nd century AD
Price : $ 1,500
EUR 1,375.20 GBP 1,155.90 AUD 2,212.50
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This red earthenware fragment depicts the head of a Bodhisattva with hair in rows of tight curls and  gathered in a knot on top, fleshy rimmed eyes and long, protruding ears.

Condition:  The head is a fragment from a larger relief sculpture.  It is broken at the chin with no neck remaining.  There is a small loss to the nose, and slight weathering throughout with some mineral accumulation around the ears and between the curls of hair.  Otherise in good condition with custom mount. 

Dimensions: height 2.25 inches (5.7 centimeters) 

Provenance: The Bernice Longazel collection of Gandhara Art, assembled in the early 1960's.