• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 130

    A Polychrome Stucco Figure of the Teaching Buddha

    GANDHARA, 5TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A Polychrome Stucco Figure of the Teaching Buddha
    Gandhara, 5th century
    Seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base flanked by two kneeling worshippers, his hands raised in dharmachakramudra and wearing a long robe draped over the left shoulder, the face with aquiline nose and almond-shaped eyes centered by a raised urna, the hair in tight curls and pulled over the ushnisha, with remains of polychromy overall
    24½ in. (62.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Julian Sherrier Collection, London, formed between early 1940s-1972