• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 110

    A Gray Schist Relief of a Fasting Buddha

    GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Gray Schist Relief of a Fasting Buddha
    Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
    Seated on a throne with a foliate band beneath the Bodhi tree, his hands folded in his lap, wearing a long, voluminous sanghati, the ribs delineated by incised lines, the face with almond-shaped eyes, backed by a nimbus
    10 3/8 in. (26.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Julian Sherrier Collection, London, formed between early 1940s-1972


    Literature

    I. Kurita, Gandharan Art I: The Buddha's Life Story, 2003, pl. no. 194, p. 103