• Indian and Islamic Works of Ar auction at Christies

    Sale 5495

    Indian and Islamic Works of Art

    16 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 498

    A RARE GANDHARA GREY SCHIST RELIEF FRAGMENT OF THE MAHAPARINIRVANA, 2ND-3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE GANDHARA GREY SCHIST RELIEF FRAGMENT OF THE MAHAPARINIRVANA, 2ND-3RD CENTURY
    Deeply carved, with Buddha shown wrapped, flanked by mourners, two leafy palms above - 5 1/4in x 6 1/4in (13.4 x 15.9cm)


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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    Property of an Italian collection acquired in the 1950's


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this lot has been damaged on the view, an old repair to the palm tree in the upper left corner has come unstuck.