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Buddha Head - Bronze, (circa 1368-1644) Ming dynasty. This head is all that remains of a statue, presumably from a temple. Hollow inside, it is made of bronze cast in section moulds. The bronze surface was covered with a layer of kaolin then painted with layers of linen-fibre paper.

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Buddha Head - Bronze, (circa 1368-1644)  Ming dynasty.  This head is all that remains of a statue, presumably from a temple.  Hollow inside, it is made of bronze cast in section moulds.  The bronze surface was covered with a layer of kaolin then painted with layers of linen-fibre paper.