Buddha head, cast iron, on modern hardwood base; (a) Buddha head, elongated ears, nipple-like projections above brows and on back; 2 large perforations on back; cast iron; h: standing 23.5cm; (b) hardwood fitted base, 5 ft; 1. 18.5cm. Context: Identified by Mr. Little as a Ming Dynasty cast iron head of the Buddha statue from China, date: 15th century A.D. or possibly as late as early 16 century.
Culture or time period:
East Asia Buddhist and Ming dynasty (1368–1644 AD)