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LOT 0394

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GBP (£) 600 - 800
EUR (€) 700 - 940
USD ($) 780 - 1,040

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Gandharan Female Torso

2nd-3rd century AD

A carved schist frieze fragment representing the torso of a standing female (perhaps Yakshi?) wearing a draped garment revealing the curves of the figure beneath; swags of beads and other ornaments festooned around the neck; mounted on a custom-made stand. 10.2 kg, 50cm including stand (19 1/2"). 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.