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A black stone frieze with Buddha
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ROMAN COLLECTION
A black stone frieze with Buddha

NORTHEASTERN INDIA, BIHAR, PALA PERIOD, 10TH CENTURY

Details
A black stone frieze with Buddha
Northeastern India, Bihar, Pala Period, 10th Century
Carved in three registers over an elaborately scrolled base, connected by kirttimukha masks and surmounted by a lotus motif, the Buddha standing in a niche at bottom with his right hand in abhaya mudra, three Buddhas sitting in recessed niches at top with the central Buddha's hands in dharmachakra mudra
21 1/8 in. (53.5 cm.) high
Provenance
Acquired between 1985-1995

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Lot Essay

The quality of carving is exceptional with subtle modeling contrasting with crisply delineated ornaments, originally forming part of a running frieze.
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