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Collection: Rijksmuseum

Subjects

Period:

Middle Ages

Place:

Indonesia

Content Type:

Museum Object

Stone sculpture of the head of a Buddha

This is an image from Rijk_AK-MAK-239

This andesite head of a Buddha is probably one of the 504 Buddha statues placed on and around the great Buddhist monument of Borobudur. All these figures represent the Buddha seated, with his eyes cast down. The raised spot between the eyebrows, the urna, and the protuberance on the head, the ushnisha, signify the Buddha’s holiness.

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