• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 122

    A Gray Schist Stele of a Bodhisattva

    GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Gray Schist Stele of a Bodhisattva
    Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
    Seated in 'Royal Ease' upon a throne with turned legs, with his right foot supported by a footstool, his left hand grabbing at the voluminous folds of his dhoti, adorned with a torque and large pendant earrings, the face turned slightly to his right and surmounted by an elaborate headdress
    11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm.) high


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    Provenance

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


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF JULIAN SHERRIER