Head of a Laughing Boy
Title Head of a Laughing Boy
Accession Number 876 jn.16 F.28
Museum Name National Museum, New Delhi
Gallery Name Archaeology
Object Type Archaeology
Main Material Stucco
Country North western part of undivided India (Now in Pakistan)
Origin Place Gandhara
Patron/Dynasty Kushana
Period / Year of Work 2nd Century AD
Dimensions Ht. 12 cm. Wd.10 cm.
Brief Description A portrait head of a child with spiral hair combed to the back (of the head). The face is in a smiling altitude. The nose is damaged at the point.
Detailed Description A small portrait head of a boy with full cheeks, open eyes and slightly open mouth.It gives a very pleasing countenance. His looks are innocent and his facial features exhibit childlike cheerfulness. the hair is wavy and combed back, as a usually depicted in Gandhara examples.