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Head

Date:
8th–10th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Stucco with traces of gilt and paint
Dimensions:
H. 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Gift of Samuel Eilenberg, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.142.72
Not on view
The long curly hair and the roundels with pendant chains on either side of the crown are often found in representations of bodhisattvas and devotees produced in the Turfan area and in the Dunhuang region of northwestern China from the eighth through the ninth century.
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