142. An andesite head of the Buddha Shakyamuni
An andsite head of the Buddha Shakyamuni
Indonesia, Central Java, 9th century
The face with serene expression, downcast eyes, arched brows and urn. Stretched earlobes, head and ushnish covered with large curls. With stand.
H. 40 cm (excl. stand)
Private collection, The Netherlands (since 1980)
A comparable Buddha head of volcanic rock was sold by Christie's Paris on June 9, 2015, lot 376.
Including an investigative report dated 26 August 2013 by WJ Lustenhouwer, former head of the Analytical Chemical Laboratory of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.