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A Rare Green schist frieze with the exchange of clothes
A Rare Green schist frieze with the exchange of clothes

GANDHARA, 2ND/3RD CENTURY

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A Rare Green schist frieze with the exchange of clothes
Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
Carved with Siddhartha at right meeting the hunter, exchanging their robes
9¾ in. (24.7 cm.) high

Lot Essay

After leaving Kapilavastu, Siddhartha encounters a hunter and offers him his princely garments in exchange for the simple ones of the hunter; for another example of this scene, see H. Ingholt, Gandharan Art in Pakistan, 1957, cat. no. 46, p. 61.

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