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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 545

    A rare gray schist corner relief with musicians

    GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A rare gray schist corner relief with musicians
    Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
    Composed of two panels, each with three registers divided by scroll borders, the top two niches of each side carved with lively dancers and musicians playing various instruments such as the flute, drums and lyre, the bottom niches with vases of Amrita
    18½ in. (47 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Private Japanese Collection, 1980s


    Literature

    Nezu Bijutsukan, Tokubetsuten Gandhara no chokuku bijutsu, 2000, fig. 54, p. 38.


    Exhibited

    Nezu Museum, Tokyo, Special Exhibition of Gandharan Sculpture, 2000, cat. no. 54.