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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 533

    A large gray schist relief of the Renunciation


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    A large gray schist relief of the Renunciation
    Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
    Deeply carved with a central scene of Siddhartha in the Palace preparing to leave, seated on a couch with Yosodhara lying asleep, with finely rendered implements placed on the ground, all beneath a dentil frieze, with his horse Kanthaka approaching at left and musicians at right
    18¼ in. (46.3 cm.) wide

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    This scene preceeds the 'Great Departure', as Siddhartha renounces his princely existence and gives instructions to his groom Chandaka to saddle his horse, while Yosodhara and the musicians have fallen asleep; see H. Ingholt, Gandharan Art in Pakistan, 1957, cat. no. 39, p. 58f.


    Japanese Collection, 1990s

    Pre-Lot Text



    'Gandhara bijutsu', Kobijutsu, no. 103, August 1992, fig. 9.


    Tokyo, Ancient Orient Museum, Gautama Buddha no shokai, 1992, cat. no. 30, p. 34.