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Head of a Bodhisattva
China
circa 14th century - late Yuan Dynasty
sandstone
H: 24 cm (9.44 inches)

Heavily lidded eyes, strongly marked brows, small lips and long pendulous ear lobes. The head is adorned by an elaborate crown with beads, scrollwork and clouds. The crown is edged by a beaded border along the forehead, ribbons flutter above each long ear-lobe ornamented by tasselled pearl roundel. The deity wears an expression of benevolence and calm.

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