15096. Gupta Terracotta Head
India Ca 3rd to 5th Century AD
He has strong facial features, voluminous nose and lips, incised details to eyes and bale pate. The head also has an incised thired eye. Age worn and minor damage to back and extremities. Size 4 inches H.; 5-5/8 on custom mount. Provenance: From a German collection formed in the 1960s. Cp: Poster, Amy G. From Indian Earth: 4000 Years of Terracotta Art, The Brooklyn Museum, 1986 and Cp. P. Pal, Indian Sculpture, Vol I, for the type.