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Head of a Bodhisattva

A work made of stucco with traces of pigment.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of stucco with traces of pigment.


4th/6th century


Afghanistan or Pakistan
Ancient region of Gandhara

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On View, Gallery 140


Arts of Asia


Head of a Bodhisattva


Gandhara (Artist's nationality:)

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301 CE–600 CE


Stucco with traces of pigment


44.8 × 22.2 × 25.4 cm (17 5/8 × 8 3/4 × 10 in.)

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Gift of Marilynn B. Alsdorf

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