H. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); W. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm); D. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Purchase, The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 2001
Not on view
The subtle fleshiness of the cheeks, thin nose ridge, and elegant curve of the eyebrows and eyelids are characteristic of sculpture produced in Shandong province, in northeast China, during the second half of the sixth century. Identification of this school of Chinese Buddhist sculpture is based on recent, spectacular archaeological discoveries at sites such as Qingzhou.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Sackler Galleries Reinstallation," October 14, 1998–March 19, 2010.