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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 327

    A large gray schist figure of Maitreya


    Price Realised  


    A large gray schist figure of Maitreya
    Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
    Standing on a plinth carved with worshippers flanking a large flame, clad in a voluminous robe with cascading folds around his legs, his sandals finely decorated, further adorned with jeweled necklaces and armlets, his face with full lips, moustache and heavy-lidded eyes, his curling hair pulled into a topknot with beaded headdress and his face backed by an incised mandorla
    50 in. (127 cm.) high

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    Acquired by 1970, New York

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim