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Head of Buddha

Provenance

By 1918, Ananda Coomaraswamy (b. 1877 - d. 1947), Needham, MA [see note 1]; to his widow, Luisa Coomaraswamy (b. 1905 - d. 1970); 1971, bequest of the estate of Doña Luisa Coomaraswamy to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 10, 1971) NOTES: [1] He first lent this sculpture to the MFA in 1918 (loan no. 515.18).

Credit Line

Bequest of Estate of Dona Luisa Coomaraswamy

Indian, Gupta Period, 5th century A.D.

Object Place

India

Accession Number

1971.79

Medium or Technique

Stone (non-specific)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture