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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 565

    A large gray schist figure of a devotee


    Price Realised  


    A large gray schist figure of a devotee
    Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
    Wearing a finely pleated dhoti with a sash elegantly draped over one shoulder, adorned with multiple arm bands, necklace and earrings, the hair secured with a jeweled turban, holding a ball of flowers in his left hand
    40 in. (101.5 cm.) high

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    This is an exceptionally large and finely executed example of its type; compare with another example similarly holding a ball of flowers, in I. Kurita, Gandharan Art, vol. II, 1990, fig. 113, p. 46. For the treatment of the robe, compare with lot 518.


    Japanese Collection, acquired in the 1980s