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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 570

    A rare gray schist head of the emaciated Siddhartha

    GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A rare gray schist head of the emaciated Siddhartha
    Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
    Finely and expressively carved with gaunt cheeks, deep-set sunken eyes, veined forehead and neck, framed by a full beard and with wavy locks of hair pulled up and over the ushnisha
    4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Japanese Collection, acquired in the 1980s