Aug 20, 2012
Aug 20, 2012

Head of a Rishi

Head of a Rishi

c. AD 125–150


Overall: 27.7 x 24 cm (10 7/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Edward L. Whittemore Fund 1971.41



The beard and thick dreadlocks identify this image as that of a rishi, a wise sage and Brahmin priest of Hinduism. Few examples of rishis survive in the round from this period.

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