• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 705

    An unusual gray schist relief of the teaching Buddha

    GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    An unusual gray schist relief of the teaching Buddha
    Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
    The Buddha seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base with his hands in the teaching gesture, flanked by columns crested by addorsed bulls supporting a domed roof carved with lotus flowerheads and figures of meditating Buddhas in niches
    13¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Private collection, London, 1970s