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Ancient Gandharan Standing Bodhisattva

Item Number: 10612
$4,950.00
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Period:
3rd - 4th CE
Dimensions:
18" (46 cm) without stand; overall height 20". Weight = 8 kg
Material:
Grey schist
Condition:
Very fine except for the missing right hand and chips from lower corner of robe. Small chip on right side of nimbus.
Region:
Western Asia
Provenance:
From the United Kingdom art market prior to 1980

Description

A very attractive Ancient Gandharan Standing Bodhisattva mounted on a beautiful custom Lucite stand which adds 2" of height. He stands in the customary samabhanga (frontal posture) on a rectangular dais with flower decoration, nimbate (halo), in a loose robe with right arm raised (hand missing). A beautifully carved figure of grey schist. (Schist is a medium-grade metamorphic rock with medium to large grains of mica flakes in a preferred orientation i.e. Nearby mica flakes are roughly parallel.)

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