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LOT 0386

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GBP (£) 800 - 1,000
EUR (€) 940 - 1,170
USD ($) 1,040 - 1,300

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£720 (EUR 845; USD 939) (+bp*)

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Gandharan Buddha Statue

2nd-3rd century AD

A carved schist statue of Buddha sitting cross-legged, wearing a loose garment hanging in swags from the neck and shoulders, hands placed in the lap, wavy hair with ushnisha, long lobed ears; mounted on a custom-made stand. 16.5 kg, 42.5cm including stand (17 3/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Acquired on the London art market before 2000.

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