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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 1236

    A gray schist relief with the Birth of Buddha

    GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A gray schist relief with the Birth of Buddha
    Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
    Finely carved depicting the Birth of Buddha at lower right and his horse Kanthaka beneath a balustrade, with figures in arched niches above
    8¼ x 13 3/8 in. (21.5 x 34 cm.)


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    The stone's curvature indicates that this relief formed part of a stupa.

    Provenance

    Japanese Collection, acquired in the 1990s


    Pre-Lot Text

    ANOTHER PROPERTY


    Literature

    I. Kurita, Gandharan Art, vol. I, 2003, p. 35, fig. 47