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Important Buddhist Box, Gandhara, Ca. 3rd C.

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1394986

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Rectangular box, made of silver alloy, with an embossed decoration representing, on each side, one or two Buddhas sitting cross-legged in meditation posture, surrounded by floral design. Graeco-Buddhist art, Gandhara period, ca. 3rd century. Height: 10 cm. Length: 18.2 cm. Width: 9.4 cm. A few tiny dents (no damage) otherwise very good condition. A rare piece.