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  • Head of Buddha, ca. 5th–6th century
    Afghanistan, probably from Hadda
    Stucco with gesso, traces of paint; H. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1930 (30.32.5)

    The well-preserved surface and traces of paint provide a clear idea of what this exceptional head would have looked like when it was consecrated. The treatment of the eyes and intersecting plains of the forehead and eyebrows shows clear correspondences with the Gupta traditions of north India.

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  • Head of Buddha, ca. 5th–6th century
    Afghanistan, probably from Hadda
    Stucco with gesso, traces of paint; H. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1930 (30.32.5)

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