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Head of a bodhisattva, turned towards viewer's right. On brown clay with coating of jesso. Outlines in black. Flesh tinted with light red. Loops of mat maroon hair over ears and down shoulders with upper hair over temples and on top of head. Hair, lips and borders of halo in dark mat red. One border is worked out lighter red, as is the figure's left shoulder. Traces of green in halo and on collar. The inscription on the back reads:
III Reise M[ing]. Ö[i]. M[urtuq].
im Schutt gefunden.
[in pencil] No. 10.
3rd expedition, Ming-Öi, Murtuq,
Found in the rubble.
Purchased from A. W. Bahr, 1924
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
Silk Road Highlights Supplement (10 Feb 2011)
[Article] Morita, Miki. 2015. The Kizil Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum. Metropolitan Museum Journal. 50: 115-135.
: Page/Fig./Plate: Note 9
[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 21
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1941. The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects. The University Museum Bulletin. 9 (2-3) : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 14 Fig. 7
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