Head of a Buddha

Historical period(s)
Northern Qi dynasty, Period of Division, 550-577
Limestone with traces of pigment, from freestanding sculpture
H x W x D: 42.7 x 25.3 x 32.2 cm (16 13/16 x 9 15/16 x 12 11/16 in)
China, Hebei Province, Southern Xiangtangshan, possibly Caves 4-6
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Sculpture, Stone

Buddhist sculpture

Buddha, Buddhism, cave, China, Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577), Period of Division (220 - 589), temple, ushnisha

To 1913
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1913 [1]

From 1913 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1913 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 478, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum