Lot 10

A SCHIST HEAD OF BUDDHA
ANCIENT REGION OF GANDHARA, 3RD/4TH CENTURY

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A SCHIST HEAD OF BUDDHA
ANCIENT REGION OF GANDHARA, 3RD/4TH CENTURY
13.5 cm (5 3/8 in.) high

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犍陀羅 三/四世紀 片岩佛首

The sculpture depicts Buddha with a confident and contemplative gaze. His youthful face has a nice polish. His wavy hair parts symmetrically from the forehead and forms meandering locks over the domed ushnisha. Compare two close examples in the British Museum published in Zwalf, Gandhara Sculpture, Vol. II, 1996, p. 33, nos. 40-1.

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