• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 144

    A Gray Schist Figure of Maitreya

    GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A Gray Schist Figure of Maitreya
    Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
    Standing clad in a long flowing sanghati, the folds of the drapery finely carved, adorned with various necklaces and earrings, the face with almond-shaped eyes, centered by a raised urna, the hair in long wavy locks pulled into an elaborate topknot and secured with a beaded tiara
    21 7/8 in. (55.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Japanese Collection, 1980s