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    Sale 2271

    Indian and South East Asian Art: Including Highlights from the Star Collection

    20 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1228

    A gray schist frieze with standing and seated Buddhas in niches

    GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A gray schist frieze with standing and seated Buddhas in niches
    Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
    Carved with a series of arched niches supported by columns, two with seated images of Buddha in the teaching gesture and in meditation, flanked by smaller images of standing Buddhas, all wearing long flowing robes
    19 in. (48.3 cm.) wide


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    The artist skillfully alternated the scale of the figures to maximize the available space.

    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1970s


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF JULIAN SHERRIER


    Literature

    I. Kurita, Gandharan Art, vol. II, 2003, p. 91, fig. 230