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€ 6800 - £ 6082.26 - $ 7935.6 - C$ 10501.24

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AFGHANISTAN / PAKISTAN
GRECO-BUDDHIST HEAD OF A BODHISATTVA
GANDHÂRA : GRECO-BUDDHIST ART (305 BC - AD 450)
(Français) PAKISTAN- GANDHÃRA (I er/V è siècle)
Object certified authentic and sold with an expert certificate. Satisfied or your money back.
Object :
Nº 1496
Material :
Stone
Type Object :
Idols and saints, Sculpture
Dimensions :
Width: 16 cm (6.2”) - Depth: 6 cm (2.3”) - Height: 25 cm (9.8") - Mounted on a custom made stand not included in the measurements
Bibliography :
Published in “Collecting Masterpieces” Part One, by Beryl Cavallini on page 127

 

Front of the head in fine-grain grey schist originating from the valleys of present-day Pakistan or Afghanistan. Fine and detailed sculpture executed in ronde bosse, putting in relief the characteristics of Greco-Buddhist representation. The eyes are almond-shaped and slightly protruding, aquiline nose, fleshy mouth in a slightly plump face. Coiffure typical of Indian inspiration with a chignon held in place by a pompom on the top of the head; the hair is well drawn in even strands and held back from the forehead by a hoop. Presence of the urna on the centre of the forehead, deeply carved, most probably being decorated with a stone or coloured glass at the time. Missing parts as can be seen.

Front of the head in fine-grain grey schist originating from the valleys of present-day Pakistan or Afghanistan. Fine and detailed sculpture executed in ronde bosse, putting in relief the characteristics of Greco-Buddhist representation. The eyes are almond-shaped and slightly protruding, aquiline nose, fleshy mouth in a slightly plump face. Coiffure typical of Indian inspiration with a chignon held in place by a pompom on the top of the head; the hair is well drawn in even strands and held back from the forehead by a hoop. Presence of the urna on the centre of the forehead, deeply carved, most probably being decorated with a stone or coloured glass at the time. Missing parts as can be seen.

€ 6800 - £ 6082.26 - $ 7935.6 - C$ 10501.24

All purchases must be paid in Euro. Other currency prices for indication only