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GRECO-BUDDHIST HEAD OF A BODHISATTVA

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Front of the head in fine-grain grey schist originating from the valleys of present-day Pakistan or Afghanistan. Fine and detailed sculpture executed in ronde bosse, putting in relief the characteristics of Greco-Buddhist representation. The eyes are almond-shaped and slightly protruding, aquiline nose, fleshy mouth in a slightly plump face. Coiffure typical of Indian inspiration with a chignon held in place by a pompom on the top of the head; the hair is well drawn in even strands and held back from the forehead by a hoop. Presence of the urna on the centre of the forehead, deeply carved, most probably being decorated with a stone or coloured glass at the time. Missing parts as can be seen.

Front of the head in fine-grain grey schist originating from the valleys of present-day Pakistan or Afghanistan. Fine and detailed sculpture executed in ronde bosse, putting in relief the characteristics of Greco-Buddhist representation. The eyes are almond-shaped and slightly protruding, aquiline nose, fleshy mouth in a slightly plump face. Coiffure typical of Indian inspiration with a chignon held in place by a pompom on the top of the head; the hair is well drawn in even strands and held back from the forehead by a hoop. Presence of the urna on the centre of the forehead, deeply carved, most probably being decorated with a stone or coloured glass at the time. Missing parts as can be seen.


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