20 September 2000
Two Stucco Fragments of a Halo
Gandhara, 4th/5th Century
Each painted with an image of a standing Buddha delicately outlined and with traces of red pigment, the convex outer edge painted with a red border
17 and 14 in. (43 and 30 cm.) high (2)
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Spink, Legacies of Ancient Civilisations: Volume II, A Selection of Indian & South-East Asian Works of Art, 1998, cat. nos. 9 and 10.
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