C. 750 CE
Fresco fragment. Head of bodhisattva, turned towards viewer's left. Possibly repainted. Previous retouching and attempts at conservation have distorted the quality of line and color and make attribution of site or date difficult.
Purchased from A. W. Bahr, 1924
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)
Silk Road Highlights Supplement (10 Feb 2011)
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
[Article] Morita, Miki. 2015. The Kizil Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum. Metropolitan Museum Journal. 50: 115-135.
: Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 14
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