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Relief Fragment, Gandhara, Ca. 3rd Century

Relief Fragment, Gandhara, Ca. 3rd Century


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1438669

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Grey schist relief fragment, decorated in detail with, on the left side, two square niches showing two stages of the life of Buddha --- Buddha standing and flanked by his two disciples on the upper niche, and Buddha sitting on a throne and meditating with his two disciples in praying posture --- while on the right side, are two superimposed rectangular niches inside which two putti are shown. Gandhara Graeco-Buddhist art, ca. 3rd century. Height: 18.5 cm. Width: 18 cm. Thickness: around 4.5 cm. The relief is nicely mounted on a custom stand. Erosion due to great age, otherwise good condition.