A schist architectural panel with a garland bearer Ancient Region of Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
Lot 54
A schist architectural panel with a garland bearer Ancient region of Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
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A schist architectural panel with a garland bearer Ancient Region of Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century A schist architectural panel with a garland bearer Ancient Region of Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
Lot Details
A schist architectural panel with a garland bearer
Ancient region of Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
The pseudo-Corinthian capital carved in high relief with curling acanthus leaves supporting the bust of female garland bearer wearing a necklace with leaf pendant.
16 1/2 in. (41.8 cm) long

Footnotes

  • While the majority of scholarship on Gandharan architecture and sculpture has focused on Buddhist sites and little is known of its ancient cities, the absence of any explicit religious iconography on this ornate capital raises the question of whether it may have appeared as part of an administrative or other secular building.

    Provenance:
    Private Pittsburgh Collection
    Sotheby's, New York, 26 March 1999, lot 449
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