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Head of a Bodhisattva

14th - 15th century
Artist/maker unknown, Chinese
Hollow, cast-iron figures of bodhisattvas that stand more than five feet high have been found in a Buddhist nunnery and several other locations in Henan province. This head was originally part of one such figure. Rectangular holes once used to hold in place an elaborate crown are visible at the base of the protuberance (ushnisa) at the top of the bodhisattva's head.

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