• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 747

    A small buff sandstone head of Buddha

    INDIA, SARNATH, GUPTA PERIOD, 5TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A small buff sandstone head of Buddha
    India, Sarnath, Gupta period, 5th century
    The gently rounded face with lotus-shaped eyes and the hair in tight curls, surmounted by the ushnisha
    4¾ in. (12 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired in New York before 1971


    Exhibited

    On loan to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, from 1971-2009 (L71.13.15)