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AFGHANISTAN / PAKISTAN
FRIEZE WIH CAMEL AND WARRIOR
BACTRIA NEOLITHIC
Ex property of a private collector, New Jersey, USA; part of his UK collection, acquired in London prior to 2002.
Object certified authentic and sold with an expert certificate. Satisfied or your money back.
Object :
Nº 1811
Dimensions :
Height: 52 cm (20.5")

 

A carved schist frieze fragment with a camel restrained by an attendant, fronds to the rear, armoured guard with helmet and spear beside a tower, standing nimbate Buddha with hand raised beside a section of wall. Fine condition.The camel was an important pack animal from an early period in Central Asia, carrying expensive commodities, such as spices and incense between India and the Near East; they were also used to convey travellers over long distances and prize camels were used by the elite for this purpose. The scene on this relief shows the arrival of an important personage, possibly a king, to pay homage to the Buddha.