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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 527

    A gray schist figure of Buddha

    GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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.

    Provenance

    American Private Collection, 1980s