Head of a Male Figure

Afghanistan (possibly Hadda)

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 236

This expressive head likely represents a donor, presumably turning to look at a central deity. The sculptor was aware of the viewer’s position, as the right side of the head is intentionally distorted to be optically correct when seen from a specific angle.

Head of a Male Figure, Stucco with traces of color, Afghanistan (possibly Hadda)

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.