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Head of a bodhisattva

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At A Glance

  • Period

    581-618
  • Geography

    China
  • Material

    Dark gray, fine-grained limestone
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 25 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm (9 13/16 x 8 x 8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1977.17
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1977.17

Object Details

  • Description

    Dark gray, fine-grained limestone head of a Bodhisattva. The details of the headdress and the facial features are precisely carved. The face has fine arched eyebrows, elongated eyelids and small full lips. The lobes of the elongated ears are decorated with earrings. The elaborate headdress is ornamented with three tassels hanging from circular bosses.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    A Decade of Discovery: Selected Acquisitions 1970-1980 (November 9, 1979 to May 22, 1980)
  • Origin

    China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Sculpture
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