Head of a Bodhisattva

Metadata

Date

11th century

Coverage

Bezeklik, Turfan

Format

Wall painting

Dimensions

37×40.7 cm

Location

State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Inv. TU–783

Additional Research Metadata

Description

These fragments come from a wall painting that consisted of multiple repetitions of the same image, in front of which stood a large statue (lost) of Buddha. The figure of Buddha would seem to have been located in a niche on a pedestal, traces of which are visible in a somewhat unclear photographic reproduction from the Klementz expedition.

Provenance

1898 from the expedition of
Dmitry Klementz

Sources

Joy of life 2001, pp.130, 131, cats III–12, III–18

Files

Citation

“Head of a Bodhisattva,” Telling the Sogdian Story , accessed May 29, 2020, http://sogdians.nyufasedtech.com/items/show/250.