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Head of a Bodhisattva

Period:
Northern Wei dynasty (386–534)
Date:
late 5th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Sandstone with traces of pigment
Dimensions:
H. 14 in. (35.6 cm); W. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1942
Accession Number:
42.25.11
Not on view
Shanxi Province (Yungang complex)

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller , New York (until 1942; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Heads in Sculpture from the Museum Collection," January 16, 1940–March 3, 1940.

National Museum of History, Taipei. "Zhongguo gu dai shi diao yi shu) 中國古代石雕藝術," February 13, 1983–September 30, 1983.

Gaoxiang. Zhongzheng Culture Center. "Zhongguo gu dai shi diao yi shu) 中國古代石雕藝術," May 25, 1983–July 25, 1983.

Tainan Culture Center. "Zhongguo gu dai shi diao yi shu) 中國古代石雕藝術," August 10, 1983–September 30, 1983.

New York. St. John's University. "Chinese Buddhist Sculpture from the Wei through the Tang Dynasties," November 1, 1983–December 30, 1983.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Sackler Galleries Reinstallation," October 14, 1998–March 19, 2010.

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