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View Categories Home > Catalog > |Antiquities| > |Central Asian Antiquities| > AH59765India, Stone Head of a Bodhisattva, c. 10th Century A.D. The bodhisattva, a popular subject in Buddhist art, is someone who, motivated by great compassion, has a spontaneous wish to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings. In early Indian Buddhism, bodhisattva usually referred specifically to the Buddha Shakyamuni in his former lives.
AH59765. India, stone head of a bodhisattva, 11.5 cm tall, c. 10th century A.D., from New Jersey collection, purchased from a European dealer (c. 1980's); SOLD
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