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Head from a Buddha image. The head is long and oval with a raised hairline curving to a blunt peak. The narrow band of surviving hair undulates, in prominent waves at the side and in lower relief from the peak above the raised ūrṇā. Sharp edges for eyebrows arch above long narrow eyes, that on the right being longer and more slanting; the low upper lids are distinct and sharply outlined above by an incised curve. Only part of the right ear survives. The nose is long and narrow with a rounded ridge and incisions defining the wings. The shaped lips have sharp outlines, cavities at the corners and a flattened plane is above the chin which juts slightly. Red pigment outlines the hairline, the inner lids and the ear cavities. The head is very striking in its linear treatment and the cheeks, the sides of the nose and even the chin are lacking in fleshiness.
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Diameter: 19.50 centimetres
Height: 33 centimetres
Width: 25.40 centimetres
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2003 18 Oct-14 Dec, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2004 17 Jan-28 Mar, Kobe City Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2004 10 Apr-13 Jun, Fukuoka Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2004 26 Jun-29 Aug, Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2005 11 Apr-10 Jul, Seoul Arts Centre, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2005 25 Jul-8 Oct, Busan Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2005 27 Oct-2006 31 Jan, Haengso Museum, Keimyung University, Daegu, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2006 18 Mar-4 Jun, Beijing, Capital Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2007 3 Feb-27 May, Taipei, National Palace Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2007 14 Sep-2 Dec, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Treasures of the World's Cultures
- 1.Lime-stucco, broken, chipped, cracked and with vestiges of pigment.
2.Irregularly broken at back and along neckline; top of head mainly rough.
3.Front, where undamaged, partly smooth and yellowish, revealing lighter shades and much "craquelure" on forehead and nose.
4.Back now partly hollow and core material contains small stones.
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