Stucco Head of Buddha

Lahore Museum

Lahore Museum
Lahore, Pakistan

Huge head of Buddha made in Stucco. Ushnisha (the protuberance at the top of the head representing spiritual power) missing and Urna (in the centre of forehead representing eye of spiritual wisdom) marked with deep circular depression in the forehead.

This head belongs to a group of stucco sculptures from a Buddhist site at Rokhri in District Mianwali, artefacts discovered from which show influences of Gandhara art, though this area was traditionally not considered within the realm of Gandhara art region. The collection comprising heads of Buddha, Bodhisattva and people representing non-religious themes is very interesting and important for the study of Gandhara Art.

The site from where this head comes covers a period from the 1st century AC to at least 6th century AC


  • Title: Stucco Head of Buddha
  • Physical Location: Lahore Museum, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Location Created: Rokhri District Mianwali, Pakistan
  • Physical Dimensions: W.27cm H.35cm D.27cm
  • Rights: Lahore Museum, Lahore.
  • Medium: Mould in Pilaster of Paris (Stucco)

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