• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 105

    A Gray Schist Relief with an Animal-Headed Deity

    GANDHARA, 3RD/4TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Gray Schist Relief with an Animal-Headed Deity
    Gandhara, 3rd/4th century
    Seated in 'Royal Ease' on a throne, holding a cup in her raised right hand and a ram's head in her left, clad in a full-length sanghati, the head with horns and backed by a halo
    8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high


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    For another example of an unidentified deity with an animal's face and holding a cup and ram's head, see I. Kurita, Gandharan Art II: The World of the Buddha, 2003, p. 248, cat. no. 750.

    Provenance

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


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF JULIAN SHERRIER