• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 704

    A gray schist relief of Maitreya

    GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A gray schist relief of Maitreya
    Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
    Seated on a throne with legs crossed, the arched niche supported by columns and figures in adoration, with various figures looking down from balustrades above
    14½ in. (37 cm.) high


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    For a similar example of this trefoil arch design, see I. Kurita, Gandharan Art II: The World of the Buddha, 2003, cat. no. 883, p. 287.

    Provenance

    Private collection, London, 1970s


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF JULIAN SHERRIER