• Lot 256

    IMPORTANTE TETE DE BOUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI EN STUC

    GANDHARA, IVEME-VEME SIECLE

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    IMPORTANTE TETE DE BOUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI EN STUC
    GANDHARA, IVEME-VEME SIECLE
    Superbement modelée, le visage serein, l'urna rehaussant le front, les sourcils arqués, les yeux mi-clos en amande, le nez aquilin, la fine bouche légèrement souriante, le lobe allongé de son oreille gauche cassé, socle ; accidents
    Hauteur sans le socle: 55 cm. (21 5/8 in.)


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    Larger than life size, the present head is an outstanding example of the ability of gandharan artists capturing the idealized physical beauty of the enlightened Buddha. The head blends naturalism with spiritual content, expressing a sense of mediative concentration. The perfect proportions of the Buddhas's oval face with its deeply carved elongated eyes, high cheekbones and prominent nose are remarkable and attest to the consummate skill of the sculptor.
    Compare a stylistically related example in W. Zwalf, A catalogue of Gandhara Sculpture in the British Museum, 1996, cat. no. 545. Another large head is illustrated in Harald Inghold, Gandharan Art in Pakistan, New York, 1957, no. 531.

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    Post Lot Text

    AN IMPORTANT STUCCO HEAD OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI
    GANDHARA, 4TH/5TH CENTURY