19 September 2002
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE GERMAN COLLECTION
A Large Gray Schist Figure of a Seated Buddha
Gandhara, 2nd/3rd Century
Carved seated in meditation with his hands folded in his lap, the facial features crisply carved with downcast eyes and bow shaped mouth beneath curly hair
29¾ in. (75.5 cm.) high
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For a stylistically closely related figure, with similar crisply delineated facial features and large curls of several strands, at the British Museum, see W. Zwalf, A Catalogue of the Gandhara Sculpture in the British Museum, 1996, cat. no. 31.
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