• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 720

    A green schist figure of winged Eros

    SWAT VALLEY, 3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A green schist figure of winged Eros
    Swat Valley, 3rd century
    The figure standing on a lotus base with wings extending straight back, nude except for anklets and a necklace, backed by a volute curling forward to touch his head
    411/2 in. (19 cm.) high


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    For an example with similar winged Eros figure, see I. Kurita, Gandharan Art II: The World of the Buddha, 1986, p. 231, cat. no. 694.

    Provenance

    Private collection, Japan, 1980s


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