A schist figure of Buddha
Ancient region of Gandhara, 3rd/4th century
Finely carved, seated in the double lotus pose on a tapering plinth, his hands raised in dharmacakrapavartina mudra, clad in a pleated sanghati in open mode wrapped high around the right pectoral and leaving his right shoulder bare, his face with a gentle expression with pursed lips, rounded checks, and searching eyes below smoothly arching brows, flanked by pendulous earlobes with upturned tips, his hair detailed in wavy rows pulled into topknot.
21 3/4 in. (55.2 cm) high