This Ava Period (1287-1752) limestone Buddha head was found in Burma in the mid-1990s. It obviously was cut from a stone backslab, indicating an early to mid Ava timeframe since the use of backslabs, prevalent during the earlier Pagan Period, declined during the late Ava years. The Buddha has a wide, squarish face, prominent eyebrows, well modeled lips and smooth cap, all Ava attributes. It is intriguing to speculate whether it was grouped with other figures and where it was displayed, as the backslab would have been carved in very deep relief, making it quite large and dramatic. The stone is weathered but facial features, including ears, are intact. It is mounted on a black metal stand. Height of head with stand is 8" (20 cm). Dimensions of head only: height 6" (15 cm), width 6" (15 cm), depth 4-1/2" (11 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM.