23 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 52,500
Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000
A Gray Schist Figure of Buddha
Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
Finely executed with his right hand raised in abhayamudra, the palm incised with a chakra, clad in a long flowing sanghati and adorned with multiple necklaces, the face with aquiline nose and almond-shaped eyes centered by a raised urna, the locks of hair pulled into a well-carved spiraled topknot, backed by a nimbus
20¼ in. (51.4 cm.) high
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Acquired at Sotheby's, New York, 23 March 2000, lot 116
P. Pal, A Collecting Odyssey: Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art from the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, 1997, p. 125, cat. no. 157.
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