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A Rare Miniature Buddhist Amulet, Gandhara, Ca. 3rd Century

A Rare Miniature Buddhist Amulet, Gandhara, Ca. 3rd Century


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1449685

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Miniature amulet representing Buddha (probably Amitayus, holding the nectar of immortality on his lap), sitting cross-legged on two tigers. The presence of the two tigers is a very unusual and rare image of the Buddha. A loop, for attachment to a necklace, is on its top. Bronze, with encrusted green patina. Gandhara Civilisation, 1st to 5th century. Height: 4.1 cm. Good condition.