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LOT 0397

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EUR (€) 470 - 700
USD ($) 520 - 780

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Gandharan Frieze Section with Bodhisattvas

2nd-3rd century AD

A carved schist frieze fragment depicting a crenellated band with figures below, three shown as male busts with ushnisha and luxuriant hair, one with a moustache and holding an alms bowl (perhaps Bodhisattva Maitreya); remains of two more figures in outline; mounted on a custom-made stand. 4.9 kg, 30cm including stand (11 3/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Acquired on the London art market before 2000.

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