21 March 2008
A rare gray schist corner relief with musicians
Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
Composed of two panels, each with three registers divided by scroll borders, the top two niches of each side carved with lively dancers and musicians playing various instruments such as the flute, drums and lyre, the bottom niches with vases of Amrita
18½ in. (47 cm.) high
Private Japanese Collection, 1980s
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Nezu Bijutsukan, Tokubetsuten Gandhara no chokuku bijutsu, 2000, fig. 54, p. 38.
Nezu Museum, Tokyo, Special Exhibition of Gandharan Sculpture, 2000, cat. no. 54.
Strong bidding and sell-through rates seen across a week of sales that total $79,285,375, with more still to come
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