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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

    GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    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.

    Provenance

    Japanese Collection, 1990s


    Pre-Lot Text

    VARIOUS PROPERTIES


    Literature

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


    Exhibited

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