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Head of a Bodhisattva, 2nd-3rd century

Unknown (Indian, Uttar Pradesh, Mathura - 2nd-3rd century)

Sikri sandstone
30.5 cm high
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1978
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23233)

Bodhisattvas are divinities who have renounced ultimate perfection as Buddhas in order to help other beings to achieve salvation.

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