A black stone figure of a winged Atlas Ancient Region of Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century

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A black stone figure of a winged Atlas
Ancient Region of Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century

Sold for US$ 3,500 inc. premium
A black stone figure of a winged Atlas
Ancient Region of Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century
His attention turned to his left beyond the feathered arc of his left wing, the muscular figure with a broad chest seated with his legs cocked as if ready to spring into flight.
5 1/2 in. (14 cm) high

Footnotes

  • For similar examples in various attitudes, see W. Zwalf, A Catalogue of the Gandhara Sculpture in the British Museum, 1996, vol. II, pls 355-68.

    Provenance:
    Berkley Galleries, London, 1974
    Dr. and Mrs. Cecil Y. Lang Collection
    Sotheby's, New York, March 21 and 22, 1990, lot 442
    Private Collection, New York
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