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LOT 0387

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GBP (£) 500 - 700
EUR (€) 590 - 820
USD ($) 650 - 910

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£450 (EUR 528; USD 587) (+bp*)

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Gandharan Buddha Head

2nd-3rd century AD

A carved schist statue fragment representing the head of Buddha with thin moustache, fabric bands enclosing the hair, ushnisha above and domed urna to the brow; mounted on a custom-made stand. 5.8 kg, 30cm including stand (11 3/4"). Fair condition.

Provenance
Ex South London collection; acquired in the late 1990s.

Literature
See Jongeward, D. Buddhist Art of Gandhara in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2018.