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    Sale 2271

    Indian and South East Asian Art: Including Highlights from the Star Collection

    20 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1230

    A small gray schist figure of Maitreya

    GANDHARA, 3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A small gray schist figure of Maitreya
    Gandhara, 3rd century
    Well-carved standing on a plinth holding the bottle with the elixir of immortality, wearing long flowing robes and necklaces, his face with a benign expression framed by curly hair and backed by a round nimbus with lotus petal frieze, the base carved with two devotees in adoration flanking an altar
    6¾ in. (17cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1970s


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF JULIAN SHERRIER