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Head of Buddha

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Provenance

1915, purchased by the MFA from Yamanaka and Co., Boston. (Accession Date: July 15, 1915)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Butto

Japanese, Kamakura period, first half of the 13th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 2, pg. 39: no. 36

Dimensions

Overall: 34cm (13 3/8in.) Other (to usnisa): 28.1cm (11 1/16in.) Other (of face): 16.2cm (6 3/8in.)

Accession Number

15.942

Medium or Technique

Gilt bronze; single casting from mold joined front and back

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture