A Rare Gray Schist Fragment from a Bodhisattva Crown
A Rare Gray Schist Fragment from a Bodhisattva Crown

GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

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A Rare Gray Schist Fragment from a Bodhisattva Crown
Gandhara, 2nd/3rd Century
Carved with a warrior attacking Garuda
5½ in. (13.9 cm.) high

Lot Essay

For another example of a fantail crest with Garuda, see H. Ingolt, Gandharan Art in Pakistan, 1957, cat. no. 350, where the author refers to the legend of Ganymede and the Eagle as a source; and two further examples, depicting Buddha and a jewel emblem, see I. Kurita, Gandharan Art, vol. II, rev. ed. 2003, figs. 884 and 885.
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