Head of a Male (Primary Title)
Terra-cotta continued to be an important sculptural medium for many centuries in the Ganges Valley. These two heads were produced not far from the site where the Shunga-period plaques were crafted. Though their scale has increased dramatically and their features are more deeply articulated, these Kushan-period sculptures still seem to have been made with the use of a mold. Certain features, like the eyes and details of the headdresses, were incised after the heads wereremoved from the mold but before they were fired.
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