A red sandstone head of Buddha
Mathura, North India, Kushan period, circa 2nd century
The ovoid face with full lips, long arching brows connecting beneath a small disc urna at the top of the broad nose, the deeply cut eyes with well- defined upper and lower lids, and distended earlobes below, his hair arranged in horizontal bands of waved locks rising to a domed ushnisa.
10 ½ in. (26.7 cm) high