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Head of Buddha

Asian Art

This sculpture's softly modeled features, downcast eyes, and serene expression are characteristic of art produced under the patronage of the Gupta dynasty. The sculptor has masterfully conveyed the deep inner peace and meditative absorption of an enlightened being.

MEDIUM Sandstone
DATES 5th century C.E.
PERIOD Gupta Period
DIMENSIONS 17 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/2 in., 71 lb. (43.2 x 26 x 26.7 cm, 32.21kg)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim
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CAPTION Head of Buddha, 5th century C.E. Sandstone, 17 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/2 in., 71 lb. (43.2 x 26 x 26.7 cm, 32.21kg). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim, 86.272. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.272_bw.jpg)
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