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LOT 0360

Estimate
GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,300 - 4,410
USD ($) 3,890 - 5,190

Opening Bid
£2,700 (EUR 2,974; USD 3,502) (+bp*)

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Gandharan Meditating Buddha

2nd-3rd century AD

A carved schist statue of Buddha sitting cross-legged on a dais with drapery and crouching figures, the body with loose uttariya mantle, the hair swept back with ushnisha above; mounted on a custom-made stand. 7.9 kg total, 38cm including stand (15"). Fine condition.

Provenance
From a private German collection since the 1990s; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10186-167576.
Literature
Cf. Jongeward, D., Buddhist Art of Gandhara in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2018, item 64.