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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 1243

    A green schist tray and a small green schist reliquary

    GANDHARA, 3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A green schist tray and a small green schist reliquary
    Gandhara, 3rd century
    Carved with a man riding a lion-headed sea monster at center, the border with a vine motif and the reverse incised with a large flowerhead; the reliquary carved with a lotus pattern surmounted by a two-tiered knop
    4¼ in. (11 cm.) diameter, the tray; 1¾ in. (4½ cm.) high, the stupa (2)


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    For several related examples of trays, see H. P. Francfort, Les Palettes du Gandhara, 1979, pl. nos. 33-42.

    Provenance

    Private Collection, London, acquired 1966


    Pre-Lot Text

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