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Human head
Title Human head
Museum Name Indian Museum, Kolkata
Gallery Name Archaeology
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Terracotta
Country India
Provenance Kosam Allahabad U.P
Origin Place Kosam Allahabad U.P
Period / Year of Work C 2nd century. CE Kushan
Dimensions 8.7 x 7.2 cm
Brief Description Elongated head symbolizing a smiling countenance. Mouth is executed by a deep slit. Both the lips are thick. Broad full sized prominent nose is with a pointed tip. The outer borders of the big open eyes are done by incisions demarcating bulging, full and round eye balls, pupils are done by deep incised circlets. Raised eyebrows are done by a continuous line on the ridged forehead. Chin and cheeks are fleshy and rounded providing a jovial mood. Large, dangling long ears are flaring and wide spread, bejeweled with big roundels. Hair style is unique, it is partly tied in a two tiered fan shaped coiffure located above the head. The fan shaped head gear is executed by profoundly incised vertical strokes. The face bear traces of red slip all over.