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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1859,1228.176

  • Description

    Figure of Buddha head; globular head and full rounded features. Made of volcanic stone.

  • Date

    • 9thC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 33 centimetres
    • Width: 24 centimetres (approx)
    • Depth: 27 centimetres
    • Height: 370 centimetres (with dowel)
  • Curator's comments

    Zwalf 1985

    This head must have come from one of just over 500 Buddhas occupying niches and trellised ‘stūpas’ on the Borobudur monument. Its style, already Indonesian, is at the same time still post-Gupta and eastern Indian with reminiscences of Bihar and Orissa in its globular head and full rounded features.

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  • Bibliography

    • Zwalf 1985 265 bibliographic details
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2014 23 Apr - 2 Aug, A History of the world, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi
    2014 Dec - 2015 Mar, A History of the world, Taiwan PROMISED
    2015 April - 2016 Jan, A History of the world, Japan PROMISED

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1859

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1859,1228.176

Figure (Buddha head). Made of stone (volcanic).

Figure (Buddha head). Made of stone (volcanic).

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