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Head of Buddha

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

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  • A work made of stucco with traces of red pigment.


Kushan period, 3rd–5th century


Afghanistan or Pakistan
Ancient region of Gandhara

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Arts of Asia


Head of Buddha


Gandhara (Object made in)

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201 CE–500 CE


Stucco with traces of red pigment


18.2 × 11 × 11.7 cm (7 3/16 × 4 15/16 × 4 5/8 in.)

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Samuel M. Nickerson Fund

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