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Head of Buddha

Pagan

Origin: unknown
size: inches 3.94 (10 cm)
Provenance: Private aquisition, Pagan 1981

This bronze head of Buddha is inspirated by the northwest Indian Pala tradition (9. - 12. century). Typologically the form of the small nose corresponds to the Indian ideal. The 'cross wing' curved hair line follows the eyebrow's line and the ear lobes are elongated. The 'ushnisha's' flame forming a lotus-bud is long and slim. The hair is decorated with small flat curles. This allows to date this head to the Pagan style of the 11th century.

 

Buddha Pagan
Buddha Pagan
Buddha Pagan   Buddha Pagan
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