• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 715

    A green schist figure of Buddha


    Price Realised  


    A green schist figure of Buddha
    Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
    Seated in dhyanasana on a throne carved with lotus motifs, wearing a diaphanous robe draped in elaborate cascading folds, his face with a benign expression, elegant brows, raised urna, hair in finely incised locks, backed by a nimbus with a lotus petal border
    9¾ in. (24.5 cm.) high

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    For an example with a similar lotus-motif base and modeling of the figure beneath the drapery, see I. Kurita, Gandharan Art II: The World of the Buddha, 2003, cat. no. 191, p. 73.


    Private collection, Japan, 1990s

    Pre-Lot Text