Compare the features of the present lot to those of a bronze head of a bodhisattva dated to the Northern Song/Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century, in the collection of the Royal Ontario Museum, illustrated in Homage to Heaven Homage to Earth, Toronto, 1992, p. 176, no. 102. Both figures exhibit broad faces with long, slender noses and small, tightly pursed lips. The hair of both figures is arranged in a very similar manner, with the segments parted in front between two whorls. This distinctive feature appears frequently on sculpture of the Jin dynasty, and can also be seen on a six-armed figure of Candra in the Shanhua Temple in Datong, illustrated in Zhongguo Meishu Quanji: Diaosu Bian, vol. 5, Beijing, 1988, no. 178.