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    Sale 12255

    The Lahiri Collection: Indian and Himalayan Art, Ancient and Modern

    15 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 39

    A GRAY SCHIST RELIEF DEPICTING BUDDHA VISITING ASCETICS

    GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

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    A GRAY SCHIST RELIEF DEPICTING BUDDHA VISITING ASCETICS
    GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY
    Depicting the Buddha seated on a stool second from right, a large halo behind his head, flanked by a flywhisk bearer and a follower in discussion with two ascetics listening attentively, each with heavy facial hair and long tresses, seated on a stool in a hermit shelter, surrounded by further figures above and an attendant standing with a fruit bowl at far left
    9 7/8 x 13 ½ in. (25 x 35 cm.)


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    On his path to enlightenment, Siddhartha sought the instruction of Brahmans. This beautiful scene illustrates this first auspicious meeting.

    Provenance

    Spink & Son, Ltd., London by March 1995
    Acquired late 1990s