• Lot 416

    IMPORTANTE STATUE DE BOUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI EN SCHISTE GRIS

    REGION DU GANDHARA, IIEME-IIIEME SIECLE

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    IMPORTANTE STATUE DE BOUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI EN SCHISTE GRIS
    REGION DU GANDHARA, IIEME-IIIEME SIECLE
    Représenté debout en samabhanga, le bras droit replié, la main gauche tenant un pan de sa robe, cette dernière élégamment plissée, épousant le corps et retombant sur ses chevilles, le très beau visage serein, les yeux mi-clos, les paupières coupantes, le nez aquilin, la bouche charnue, le front paré de l'urna, les cheveux ondulés coiffés vers l'arrière, l'usnisha proéminent, un halo mettant en valeur le raffinement du visage, socle
    Hauteur: 88 cm. (34 5/8 in.)


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    With the growing popularity of Mahayana Buddhism around the second century large detached images were sculpted alongside narrative friezes. This fine standing Buddha is characteristic for the high point of Gandharan art as represented in the refinement of the carving and excellent state. The elegant treatment of the drapery subtly reveals the underlying physique of his body.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT payable at 19.6% (5.5% for books) will be added to the buyer’s premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis


    Provenance

    From an Asian private collection, acquired in the late 1970's


    Post Lot Text

    A FINE GREY SCHIST FIGURE OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI
    GANDHARA REGION, 2ND/3RD CENTURY