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LOT 0364

Estimate
GBP (£) 10,000 - 14,000
EUR (€) 11,670 - 16,330
USD ($) 12,900 - 18,060

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£9,000 (EUR 10,499; USD 11,608) (+bp*) Add to Watch list

Gandharan Multi-Tier Stele

2nd-4th century AD

A carved schist stele with figural ornament in five tiers; lower row with facing cross-legged figures, profile and facing animals; second row with frieze depicting a nursing mother with infant and a female in animated pose among a group of standing figures; third row with facing robed figure on a horse supported by a crouching man, flanked by tiered ranks of robed attendants; fourth row a seated facing figure of Buddha on lotus-flower dais with attendants; top row with Buddha, reclining attendant and nude male; birds and other details to the rim; mounted on a custom-made stand. 71.6 kg, 97 cm including stand (38 1/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a London gentleman; previously with central London gallery; imported from the USA in the early 1970s; formerly with Mahboubian Gallery, New York since the late 1960s; supplied with geologic report No. TL005205, by geologic consultant Dr R. L. Bonewitz.


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The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

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