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Head of a Buddha: O.2-1996

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Head of a Buddha


Unknown (Maker)


Cast iron head of a Buddha, with seams down the centre back and down the two sides. The head is truncated below the ear lobes. It has holes in the centres of the ears, in the hair at the centre front, and about opposite on the seam line at the back. It is attached to a tubular brass rod, which fits into a wooden base.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Lady Clark, in memory of Professor Sir Grahame Clark

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1996-07-15) by Clark, Lady


Yuan Dynasty
Ming Dynasty
1279 CE - 1644 CE

Components of the work

Base composed of wooden Rod composed of brass (alloy) Sculpture Depth 19.1 cm Height 25.8 cm Width 17.5 cm
Plinth Depth 20.5 cm Height 20.1 cm Width 20.5 cm
Tube Height 12.4 cm
Stand Height 20.5 cm
Bronze Height 26 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process)

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.2-1996
Primary reference Number: 138787
External ID: CAM_CCF_O_2_1996
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 10 June 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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