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LOT 0382

Estimate
GBP (£) 15,000 - 20,000
EUR (€) 17,020 - 22,690
USD ($) 19,040 - 25,390

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£13,500 (EUR 15,317; USD 17,139) (+bp*) Add to Watch list

Gandharan Winged Atlas Figure

2nd-4th century AD

A substantial carved and schist figure of Atlas crouching with wings folded to the rear, the head raised with intense facial expression, neat moustache above a small pursed mouth; the body muscular with hands folded around the right leg and clasping the shin; D-shaped base with locating peg beneath; traces of gilding to the surface; mounted on a custom-made stand. 32.7 kg total, 62cm including stand (24 1/2"). Fine condition. Rare with significant amounts of gilding intact.

Provenance
Property of a Middlesex gentleman; formerly with Jonathan Tucker, Asian Art, London, (£35,000); acquired on the London art market before 2000; formerly in an old English collection; accompanied by copies of the relevant catalogue pages.

Published
Exhibited by Jonathan Tucker, Asian Art, 37 Bury Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 6AU: An Import Group of Sculptures from India, Southeast Asia and China, Thursday 1 November to Friday 23 November 2018, exhibit no.2.

Literature
For a series of schist figures of Atlas in the British Museum, either free-standing or as fragments of reliefs, see nos.355-378 in Zwalf, W. A Catalogue of the Gandharan Sculpture in the British Museum, London, British Museum Press, 1996.


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The May Fair Hotel London
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Viewing from noon Monday 27th May 2019
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