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Head of a bodhisattva
  • China
  • Head of a bodhisattva, 1100s–1200s, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)
  • Where object was made: China
  • wood, paint
  • Object Height: 71.1 cm
    Object Height: 28 in
  • Gift of John Crawford in honor of Helen F. Spencer
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, C2
  • 1977.0125
Label Text

Head of a figure with a broad forehead, a long and full face, and a round chin. The arching brows are raised high. The eyes, turning up slightly on the two far sides, are almost closed. In contrast to the full face, the nose and mouth are rather small, leaving the main expression to the eyes. There is a round hole in the forehead. Figure has long ear-lobes and a high bundle of hair.