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LOT 0389

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Gandharan Head of Bodhisattva Maitreya

2nd-4th century AD

A carved schist head of Bodhisattva Maitreya with urna to the brow, deep-set eyes, small curled moustache, band of curls above the brow and hair gathered and looped above, long pendant earrings; mounted on a custom-made stand. 4.6 kg total, 30cm with stand (11 3/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a North West London gallery; formerly in a 1980s collection.
Literature
Cf.Jongeward, D. Buddhist Art of Gandhara in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2018, item 77 for type.