Head of a Bodhissatva slightly turned to the side. The face shows delicately modeled heavy lidded eyes, a prominent nose and a sensitive mouth. Pierced elongated earlobes with earrings.
The Bodhissatva wears an ornate headdress, constructed of ribbons and jewels, which may indicate that this is a representation of Shakyamuni prior to his enlightenment.
Remains of brown-ochre incarnate with details in red color.
Gandhara, 3rd/4th Century AD
H. 5.6 cm (2.2 in)
H. with stand 14.3 cm (5.6 in)
Broken at the neck level with some erosion to the highpoints. Topknot missing.
German private collection, thence art market.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.