Head Of A Buddha, Gandharan Style
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1998.315
Title
Head of a Buddha, Gandharan style
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
head, sculpture
Date
2nd century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, Pakistan, Gandhara
Period
Kushan period, c.100 BCE-250 CE
Culture
Gandharan
Location
Level 1, Room 1740, Early Chinese Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Dark gray schist
Dimensions
H. 40.3 x W. 20.2 x D. 22 cm (15 7/8 x 7 15/16 x 8 11/16 in.)
Provenance
Lois Orswell, Pomfret Center, CT (by 1998), gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1998.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Lois Orswell Collection, by gift
Accession Year
1998
Object Number
1998.315
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Marjorie B. Cohn and Sarah Kianovsky, Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), cat. no. 331, fig. 74, pp. 162-163, 365

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Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted