20 March 2009
A gray schist tray
Gandhara, 3rd century
Finely and naturalistically rendered with a lady lying on a bed flanked by an attendant at her side and a further attendant holding a wreath
5½ in. (14 cm.) diameter
Acquired in the 1970s
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Closely related examples are in the Museum für Indische Kunst, Berlin, see M. Yaldiz, Magische Götterwelten, 2000, p. 21, cat. no. 24; and in the National Museum of Pakistan, see J. Marshall, The Buddhist Art of Gandhara, 1960, Pl. 12, fig. 14.
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