• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 138

    A Gray Schist Figure of Buddha

    GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Gray Schist Figure of Buddha
    Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
    Standing on a pedestal with lotus flower bands, clad in a long sanghati draped over both shoulders and his left hand grasping at its folds, the face with almond-shaped eyes centered by a raised urna and flanked by long earlobes, the hair pulled over the ushnisha and backed by a nimbus
    21½ in. (54.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired from C.T. Loo, New York, 24 June 1957


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Muskegon Museum of Art, sold to benefit the acquisitions fund


    Exhibited

    Yale University, November 1954