Sculpture

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Acquired in 1927 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
SSEA
credit
Bequeathed by Lord Curzon of Kedleston
date_end
0300-12-31
date_start
0100-01-01
date_text
2nd century - 3rd century (made)
descriptive_line
Head of the Buddha,talcose schist, 2nd-3rd century, Gandhara.
dimensions
Length: 21.5 cm, Width: 15 cm across ears., Thickness: 12 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Lord Curzon Bequest.
id
59223
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:09:50.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:09:50.000Z
latitude
location
In Storage
longitude
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Talcose schist with polychrome.
museum_number
IM.119-1927
museum_number_token
im1191927
object_number
O64993
object_type
Sculpture
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
The Buddha's principal attributes, the forehead mark (urna) and the raised knot of hair (Usnisa), both emblematic of his spiritual wisdom and awareness, are clearly visible. The entire surface of his head was, through the migration of slats, encrusted with gypsum which has left an encrustation in which the original pigments are embedded. The hair has been cleaned, removing both the gypsum deposit and any trace of the original painted surface.
place
primary_image_id
production_note
Gandhara, Pakistan
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
sculpture-sculpture-unknown
sys_updated
2014-06-13T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Sculpture
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
300
year_start
100