31 March 2005
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. AND MRS. JOHN CREWS RAINEY
A Gray Schist Figure of Maitreya
Gandhara, 3rd Century
Standing on a waisted plinth wearing long flowing robes with a sweeping shawl and holding the waterpot, his face with a serene expression and moustache, his hair with flowing curls forming a topknot and backed by a circular nimbus
32 in. (81.2 cm.) high
B. C. Holland, Inc., Chicago, sold at Sotheby's New York, 21 September 1995, lot 29.
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"Gandhara in Gotham," Social Register Observer, May 2002, vol. CXVI, p. 51.
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