- Museum number
- Object: The Buddha
Head from a Buddha image. The head is round to oval with hair undulating in thin strands of varying relief from a peak into the low and flat uṣṇīṣa. The face is very regular with sharp and evenly curving edges for eyebrows, long eyes set back under them and lids which project sharply over prominent eyeballs. An ūrṇā is in relief above a straight thin nose with a slightly drooping tip; the mouth has a narrow upper lip and a full lower lip. The chin is full and prominent.
- Production date
Diameter: 7 centimetres
Height: 19 centimetres
Width: 13.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Zwalf 1996:
The head is on a scale more probable for a cult image than a relief.
- Not on display
- 1.Light grey schist, broken, cracked and ingrained with soil.
2.Crack from proper left eye down to and rounding chin; some losses on hair and usnisa.
3.Back lost in fairly even vertical break from in front of ears.
4.Plaster neck continues onto back of head.
- Registration number