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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 301

    A gray schist figure of a Buddha on an elephant

    GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A gray schist figure of a Buddha on an elephant
    Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
    The Buddha seated on a tall throne atop the elephant's back with his hands at his chest and clad in a long sanghati, his wavy hair surmounted by a headdress and his throne with incised detail at verso, the elephant standing, his feet with incised toenails and his head with long tusks and small fanned ears, his raised trunk holding a flower
    8¼ in. (21 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Japanese Collection, acquired in the 1990s


    Pre-Lot Text

    A Property