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Head of a Bodhisattva

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At A Glance

  • Period

    3rd-5th century
  • Geography

    Afghanistan
  • Material

    Stucco with traces of pigment
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 53 x 36.8 x 33.6 cm (20 7/8 x 14 1/2 x 13 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    S1987.951
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S1987.951

Object Details

  • Provenance

    About 1969-?
    J. T. Tai & Company, New York, NY, method of acquisition unknown [1]
    By 1982-1987
    Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), purchased from J. T. Tai & Company [2]
    From 1987
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Dr. Arthur M. Sackler [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Gift Inventory, number S-483, where “YT-5372 (1-15-1969)” is listed as a dealer number.
    [2] See note 1, Peter Marks evaluated the object in 1982.
    [3] Pursuant to the agreement between Dr. Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution, dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.
    Research completed October 20, 2022
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice Across Asia (October 14, 2017 to February 6, 2022)
    Sculpture of South Asia and the Himalayas (November 19, 1992 to July 9, 2017)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    J. T. Tai & Co. (established in 1950)
    Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
  • Origin

    Afghanistan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
  • Type

    Sculpture
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