Head of Buddha, Stucco with traces of paint, Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)

Head of Buddha

Date:
ca. 4th century
Culture:
Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)
Medium:
Stucco with traces of paint
Dimensions:
H. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm); W. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm); D. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.96.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 236
This head shows close stylistic affinities with early stucco production from Gandharan sites at Taxila. The sensitive modeling has an expressive quality that is not seen in the more formal images in stone from this period.
[ Colonel M. C. Cooke-Collis , England, ca. 1882 until 1913; sold to MMA ]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Pala-Sena Period," 2007.