• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 114

    A Group of Six Gray Schist Stupa Reliquaries

    GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A Group of Six Gray Schist Stupa Reliquaries
    Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
    One cylindrical in shape and the rest with fitted lids topped by a finial, all finely incised and containing offerings, one with gold leaf remaining on exterior and interior
    5½ in. (14 cm.) high, the largest (6)


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    The present and following collections of stupa reliquaries retain some of their contents, including rock crystal, coins and gold coins.

    Provenance

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


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF JULIAN SHERRIER