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Sixth Century Marble Buddha Head

Side view of well modeled marble Buddha head.   Benevolent expression with smoothly curved eyebrows and delicate carved lips.  Hair carved in tight coils, simple spirals.  Good patina with traces of roots  on surface.  Sixth Century, Northern Qi (AD 550-577).  H. 12 in (30.5 cm), H. 17 in (43 cm) (with base), D. 7.5 in (19 cm)

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