• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 118

    A Rare Gray Schist Figure of Shiva

    GANDHARA, 3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Rare Gray Schist Figure of Shiva
    Gandhara, 3rd century
    Standing with his principle right hand raised to his chest and his upper right hand holding the trident, wearing a long robe draped over the left shoulder and secured with a belt, the face with human and ram heads emerging from either side, backed by a nimbus
    11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

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