31 March 2005
A Terracotta Male Bust
India, Gupta Period, circa 5th Century
The figure expressively modeled with incised arched brows, curly hair, moustache and beard, wearing a double-stranded necklace
8 in. (20.4 cm.) high
Collection of Prince and Princess Aschwin zur Lippe-Biesterfeld, acquired in 1972.
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