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Head of a Seated Bosatsu (Bodhisattva)

  • China Tang dynasty, 7th-8th centuries
  • Stone (sandstone)
  • h: 35.0cm
  • [20082]

This is the head of a Bodhisattva image that originally decorated the north wall of Cave 21 at the Tianlongshan caves in China's Shanxi province. The face with its sense of mass reveals the typical sculptural style of the Tang dynasty, considered the pinnacle of cave creation at the Tianlongshan cave site.

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