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Head of a Buddha

Artist Culture
Gandharan@Dynasty
Dynasty
probably Kidarite dynasty, 3rd–5th century
Date
4th century
Material
Stucco with traces of pigment
Place associated
Gandhara, Afghanistan, Asia
Classification
Sculpture
Current Location
On View, Gallery 224
Dimensions
18 x 11 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (45.7 x 29.2 x 26.7 cm)
weight: 39 lb. 6 oz. (17.9 kg)
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
Rights
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Object Number
43:1931
c.1930
Collected from unknown site in or around Hadda, Afghanistan [1]

- 1931
Stora Art Galleries, Inc. (Raphaël Stora), New York, NY, USA [2]

1931 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, purchased from Stora Art Galleries, Inc. [3]


Notes:
[1] Based on stylistic analysis and through comparisons with numerous similar objects in various museum collections, it is clear that this object must have come from Hadda, Afghanistan or its immediate vicinity.

[2] Invoice from Stora Art Galleries, Inc. dated April 8, 1931 [SLAM document files].

[3] Minutes of the Administrative Board of Control of the City Art Museum, April 28, 1931.
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