Head of a Buddha

Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century
H x W x D (overall): 11.8 x 7 x 5.8 cm (4 5/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 5/16 in)
China, Henan province, Probably Longmen Grottos
Credit Line
Acquired under the guidance of the Carl Whiting Bishop expedition
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Sculpture, Stone

Buddhist sculpture

Buddha, Buddhism, Carl Whiting Bishop collection, China, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), ushnisha
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Chang Qing. Search and Research: The Provenance of Longmen Images in the Freer Collection. vol. 34, no. 5 Hong Kong, May 2003. p. 20, fig. 8.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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