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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1924.58
Title
Head of a Buddha
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture, head
Date
Western Wei, 535-556
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Gansu province
Period
Northern and Southern Dynasties period, 420-589
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/209351
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Light gray stone, probably sandstone. From the "Elephant Chapel" near Jingzhou, Gansu province.
Dimensions
H. 30 x W. 17.8 x D. 21 cm (11 13/16 x 7 x 8 1/4 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, First Fogg Expedition to China (1923-1924)
Accession Year
1924
Object Number
1924.58
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Langdon Warner, "Chinese Expedition 1923-24", Fogg Art Museum Notes, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, Mass., April 1925), vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 2-18, p.11, fig. 7

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