G717. 14 A volcanic andesite head of Buddha
Indonesia, Central Java
8th – 9th century
H. 28 cm, 11 ins
Old repairs. Usnisha top-knot missing.
Reference: For an example of a complete Buddha from Borobudur, see cat. no. 11 in Jan Fontein, The Sculpture of Indonesia, Washington, National Gallery of Art, 1990.
Provenance: From the collection of the late Anthony Gardner (1950-1992), Director of Spink and Son Limited, London, and the late Roger Monks (1942-2017).