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LOT 1606

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GBP (£) 5,000 - 7,000
EUR (€) 5,540 - 7,750
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Gandharan Terracotta Head of a Bodhisattva

4th-5th century AD

A terracotta head of a bodhisattva with benign facial expression, elaborate fan headdress and hairstyle; mounted on a custom-made stand. 10.7 kg total, 49cm including stand (19 1/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a London gentleman; formerly with the Mahboubian Gallery, London, UK; acquired before 1972; accompanied by an early 1970s black and white photograph; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.163783-10114.
Literature
Cf. Jongeward, D. Buddhist Art of Gandhara in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2018, item 100, for type.