• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 145

    An Unusual Green Schist Gable with Buddha and Animals

    GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    An Unusual Green Schist Gable with Buddha and Animals
    Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
    Buddha seated in dhyanasana in the central niche and backed by a halo, a niche on either side each with a lotus, all over a fire altar flanked by the Buddha's footprints, each incised with a chakra and triratna and further flanked by elephants with bowed heads, all under two pairs of confronted lions, the edges adorned with bands of floral and dentillated motifs
    5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Japanese Collection, 1980s