• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 710

    Three gray schist heads

    GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Three gray schist heads
    Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
    The first of Buddha with almond-shaped eyes, full lips and a clearly delineated urna, his curled locks gathered over the ushnisha; the second of Maitreya elegantly carved with wavy locks of hair secured with a band and tied into a topknot; the third of a Bodhisattva, slightly turned to the side, with heavy-lidded eyes and a moustache
    4 in. (10 cm.) high, the largest (3)


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    Provenance

    Private collection, Japan, 1980s