condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white
discuss document export feedback print share gallery-landscape

statue head stone

On display
Object / Artefact › Applied Arts and Design
  • Description
    Buddha head. Granite, head and part of the neck. Hair worn in a topknot, eyes closed. Right side of nose missing. Gandharan style heads in schist and limestone from Northwest India. Gandharan art reflects a fruitful coming together of Central Asian and Indian artistic traditions and Hellenistic (Greek) styles from the time of Alexander the Great's incursion into India in the 4th century BC and subsequent Greek kingdoms in Asia. It is particularly associated with the Kushan Empire of Northwest India, Afghanistan and much of Central Asia from the 1st to the 4th century AD. [This head from 14th century].
  • Place
  • Other Number
    1995X1.891, m763
  • Accession date
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Display location
    applied arts west, decorative arts, Ancient Worlds
  • Record richness
head, 1995X1.891, 3, m763, Photographed by Richard NG, digital, 02 Aug 2017, © Auckland Museum CC BY
head, 1995X1.891, 3, m763, Photographed by Richard NG,… … Read more


Object tags

Auckland Museum tags

Visitor tags

  • Contribute more detail to this record by adding your own names, classifications or categories via a tag. Tags also make this record more findable on search.

The development of the Auckland War Memorial Museum online collection is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.