Gandharan Terracotta Head of Bodhisattva A Gandharan terracotta head of a Bodhisattva. Very finely modeled with full lips gently curving into.. Product #: AH-299 Regular price: $995.00 $995.00 In Stock
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Gandharan Terracotta Head of Bodhisattva

Product Code: AH-299
Height: 34CM

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A Gandharan terracotta head of a Bodhisattva. Very finely modeled with full lips gently curving into a smile, downcast eyes, and gently arched brows. His hair displayed in loose curls and gathered towards a topknot. Unusually this figure has been designed in terracotta rather than the usual medium of schist.

The bodhisattva depicts one who has not yet reached enlightenment, but has remained on Earth to attend to the needy. They are depicted more richly adorned than Buddha, usually with the jewels and decoration that befits their princely nature.

c. 3rd-4th century A.D.

A Gandharan terracotta head of a Bodhisattva. Very finely modeled with full lips gently curving into a smile, downcast eyes, and gently arched brows. His hair displayed in loose curls and gathered towards a topknot. Unusually this figure has been designed in terracotta rather than the usual medium of schist.

The bodhisattva depicts one who has not yet reached enlightenment, but has remained on Earth to attend to the needy. They are depicted more richly adorned than Buddha, usually with the jewels and decoration that befits their princely nature.

c. 3rd-4th century A.D.

N.B. Height includes height of stand

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