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3. NOVEMBER 2016 CATALOGUE NO. 5 GREY SCHIST FIGURE OF A SEATED BUDDHA
GANDHARA
2ND - 3RD CENTURY AD
GREY SCHIST
H. 35 CMS, 13 3/4 INS
NOVEMBER 2016 CATALOGUE NO. 5 GREY SCHIST FIGURE OF A SEATED BUDDHA

NOVEMBER 2016 CATALOGUE NO. 5 GREY SCHIST FIGURE OF A SEATED BUDDHA

GANDHARA
2ND - 3RD CENTURY AD

H. 35 CMS, 13 ¾ INS

An exceptionally beautiful grey schist figure of Buddha with a benign, tranquil expression, seated on a lion dais covered by a tapestry and with a pair of worshippers before a fire-altar, his hands held in dhyanamudra (the gesture of meditation), wearing a finely pleated sanghati covering both shoulders, his head framed by the remains of a plain nimbus

For a closely related seated Buddha in the Lahore Museum, see no. 232 in H. Ingholt and F. Lyons, Gandharan Art in Pakistan, New York: Pantheon Books, 1957.

PROVENANCE: Private Belgian collection.


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