• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 150

    A Gray Schist Figure of Buddha

    GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    Acquired at Sotheby's, New York, 23 March 2000, lot 116


    Literature

    P. Pal, A Collecting Odyssey: Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art from the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, 1997, p. 125, cat. no. 157.