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LOT 0359

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GBP (£) 5,000 - 7,000
EUR (€) 5,510 - 7,710
USD ($) 6,490 - 9,080

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£4,500 (EUR 4,956; USD 5,837) (+bp*)

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Gandharan Five-Section Stupa

3rd-5th century AD

A hollow square base for reliquary deposits, each exterior panel a rectangular columnar niche featuring a central Buddha figure flanked by two attendants or devotees; square stupa base, a larger square 'lid' with central circular piercing and raised rim which takes a round collar, decorated in a square-billet design; a dome featuring three tiers of decorative motif followed by a lotus flower design and a central apse featuring two Buddha figures; a central shallow circular recess in the top of the dome; a marriage. 67.1 kg, 60cm (23 1/2"). Fair condition.

Provenance
Property of a North London gentleman; acquired in London prior to 2000; previously in a 1970s collection; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10185-163930.
Literature
See Jongeward, D., Buddhist Art of Gandhara In The Ashmolean Museum, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2019, pp.22-30, for discussion.