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LOT 0395

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Gandharan Frieze Section with Figures

2nd-3rd century AD

A carved schist plaque with three tiers of acanthus leaves beneath horizontal bands with curled stalks and cinquefoil rosettes; central raised panel with standing figure of a female dancer standing with right hand placed behind the head and left hand on the hip; mounted on a custom-made stand. 17 kg total, 42cm including stand (16 1/2"). Fine condition.

Private collection, South West London; acquired before 2000.
Cf. Jongeward, D. Buddhist Art of Gandhara in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2018, item 49 for type.