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Gandharan Stucco Head of the Buddha, 3rd-5th Century



A sublime Greco-Buddhist stucco head of the Buddha, ancient region of Gandhara, circa 3rd-5th century. A fragment of a larger statue, the Buddha's face is contemplative, with heavily lidded almond shaped eyes that gaze downwards, a patrician nose, and full lips pursed into a slight smile. His wavy hair arranged in neat rows. Traces of pigment remain to the eyes and lips. The hair retaining most of its dark pigments. Gandhara was an ancient Grecco-Buddhist kingdom located in modern day Pakistan and Afghanistan. One of the last remnants of Alexander the Great's empire, it was a crossroads of trade, and had heavy influence from the Hellenistic world, the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia, and East Asia, taking elements from each culture and blending them into something wholly unique and sublime. Measures: Height of head only: 7.5".


  • Dimensions
    Height: 13 in. (33.02 cm)Width: 4.75 in. (12.07 cm)Depth: 4.75 in. (12.07 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    3rd-5th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading. Fragment of a larger statue. The nose most likely restored, as well as one side of the face. The ushnisha gone. Some loss to the separately molded hair.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU894711739011

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Located in Austin, TX

Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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