Head of a Bodhisattva


Head of a Bodhisattva

Sculpture / Northern and Southern Dynasties / China

Place of production:Binyangdong Caves, Longmen Grottoes, Henan province, China

Northern Wei dynasty, 6th century



This Bodhisattva head was discovered in the Binyangdong Caves of the Longmen Grottoes. Its almond-shaped eyes and distinctive smile were typical artistic features of sculptures created in the Northern Wei dynasty.

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