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Gandharan region, Afghanistan or Pakistan

Head of a bodhisattva 3rd-4th century Creation Notes: Kushan period (2nd century BCE-3rd century CE)
Materials & Technique: sculptures, grey schist
Dimensions: 54.3 h x 44.4 w x 30.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2006
Accession No: NGA 2006.855
Provenance:
  • The supplied chain of ownership for this object is currently being reviewed and further research is underway. The provenance information listed has been substantiated by documentation. Details may be refined and updated as research progresses.
  • with art dealership Art of the Past, New York, 2006 or before
  • from which bought by the National Gallery of Australia, 2006 for USD 247,500