III-IV C. AD Gandharan Head of Buddha

Date: III-IV century AD.
Size: 27cm high. Made of schist.

 

In shale stone, the face expresses an imposing presence, while maintaining the serene sense of introspection of the Buddha, this head is recognized as one of the great examples of its kind. The legacy Greco-Roman of Gandharan sculpture and its evolution towards abstraction are perfectly juxtaposed here with the naturalistic curves of its nasal side, nostrils and chin, and lines cleans that define her lips, hair, eyelids and eyebrows



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