• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 708

    A rounded green schist stupa relief

    GANDHARA, 3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A rounded green schist stupa relief
    Gandhara, 3rd century
    Centered by Buddha seated in a niche flanked by two Vajrapani figures and further bearded attendants with multiple bands of running acanthus-leaf motifs above and below
    13¼ in. (34 cm.) wide


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    For a similar example with kneeling ascetics and an acanthus-leaf band above, see I. Kurita, Gandharan Art I: The Buddha's Life Story, 2003, cat. no. 446, p. 216.

    Provenance

    Private collection, Japan, 1980s