• Lot 417

    MAGNIFIQUE TETE DE BOUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI EN SCHISTE GRIS

    REGION DU GANDHARA, IIEME-IIIEME SIECLE

    Price Realised  

    MAGNIFIQUE TETE DE BOUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI EN SCHISTE GRIS
    REGION DU GANDHARA, IIEME-IIIEME SIECLE
    Superbement sculptée, le visage aux proportions idéales, la bouche fine légèrement ourlée, le nez aquilin, les yeux en forme d'amandes, mi-clos, les pupilles incisées, les paupières coupantes surmontées de sourcils arqués, le front paré de l'urna en très léger relief, les lobes d'oreilles étirés, le cou portant des lignes de beauté, les cheveux ondulés et ramenés en arrière, l'usnisha proéminente sur le sommet du crâne, socle ; restaurations
    Hauteur: 45 cm. (17¼ in.)


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    Larger than life size, this head is an outstanding example of the technical abilities of Gandhara sculptors. The carving of this impressive head is superbly executed with sensitively modelled facial features blending naturalism with spiritual content. The sculptor was able to create a sense of meditative concentration. Furthermore the gentle, highly polished features are in strong contrast to the crisply carved wavy strands of hair.

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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 MAGNIFICENT GREY SCHIST HEAD OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI
    GANDHARA REGION, 2ND/3RD CENTURY