Asia Week auction, WTF13: Afghanistan(?) – severed Bodhisattva head (yes, another)

Jonathan Tucker and Antonia Tozer have a ‘Hadda style’ head of a Gandharan Bodhisattva, which lacks a provenience as well as a body, though the style would suggest that it was from Afghanistan.

Is this from Afghanistan or isn’t it?

When and how was it acquired?

Large terracotta head of a Bodhisattva. Gandhara, Hadda style. 4th-5th Century AD. Height: 13.75 inches (35 cm).

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