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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 541

    A large gray schist relief of Maitreya with Bodhisattvas

    GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A large gray schist relief of Maitreya with Bodhisattvas
    Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
    Formed of three panels, the central panel carved with a large figure of Maitreya standing with his hand raised in the fear-abiding gesture and wearing long flowing robes elegantly draped across his shoulder, flanked by two panels of Bodhisattvas backed by pilasters with acanthus leaf capitals
    17¾ x 27 5/8 in. (45 x 70 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Private Collection, London, before 2000
    Japanese Collection


    Exhibited

    Musee de Lattes, De l'Indus a l'Oxus, Archeologie de l'Asie Centrale, 2003, cat. no. 222, p. 265.