Head of a Bodhisattva by Unknown Artist

The T'ang Dynasty head is said to have come from the temple at Luan Fu-Chang, Chihli, Hsien-Shansi in China.

Details

Medium:
Cast iron
Dimensions:
91 cm
Acquired in:
1936
Presented by:
Oswald T Falk through The Art Fund

It is a colossal size and broken off from the figure at the neck with the face is covered with thin paint.

Provenance

Dr G P Croft; Sotheby's, 1925; Oswald T Falk.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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