21 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 241,000
Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000
A gray schist figure of Buddha
Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
Standing in samapada, the body well-modeled beneath the cascading folds of his voluminous robes, the face with heavy-lidded eyes and raised urna, the delicately carved locks of hair pulled over his ushnisha, backed by a halo
34 in. (86.4 cm.) high
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The carving of this figure is exceptionally well executed with elegant treatment of the drapery subtly revealing the underlying physique and the right leg gently bent as if in motion.
American Private Collection, 1980s
Please note the correct estimate for this lot is $100,000-$120,000.