142. An andesite head of the Buddha Shakyamuni
An andesite head of the Buddha Shakyamuni
Indonesia, Central-Java, 9th century
The face with serene expression, downcast eyes, arched brows and urna. Stretched earlobes, head and ushnisha 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 op 9 June 2015, lot 376.
Including an investigative report dated 26 August 2013 by W.J. Lustenhouwer, former head of the Analytical Chemical Laboratory of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.