Back view sculpture of a soldier or guardian with his head turned to the left.
The face shows an alert gaze with finely modeled features, the side of the face close to the (lost) panel behind is cursorily rendered. The man wears a tight cap with bulged edge and earrings (?). He is clad in a rhombus patterned armour or a quilted upper garment. Thick cording at the neck and the end of the short sleeves.
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Gandhara stone panel with the Buddha and an attendant in the lower frame. The partially preserved Buddha is seated on a pedestal in the dhyana mudhra gesture. He is dressed in Gandharan style and showing a wavy hairstyle topped with the raised ushnisha.
On the left a man in daring contrapposto and exaggeratedly turned upper body. The attendant is wearing a long garment and holding what could be a tambourine or an offering.
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The handsome face is rendered with half open eyes, a straight fine nose and well defined purse lips. A raised urna is positioned above the arched eyebrows. The wavy hair is parted over the forehead and topped by a richly ornamented crown.
The head burst off from a larger statue.
Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century AD.
H. 14 cm (5.5 in),
H. with stand 18.6 cm (7.3 in).
Fragmentary. Minor hit on the tip of the nose, otherwise a very fine and precious example.
Swiss private collection
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Fragmentary stone relief showing a downwards looking thoughtful woman. The expressively carved head with bangs topped by an elaborate headdress. The woman is wearing large earrings and a necklace.
The full bosomed woman is clad with a folded dress; a shawl wrapped over one shoulder and her right upper arm.
For a marriage scene with Yasudhara standing in a pensive pose cf. item no. PM_02747, page 81 in: Ihsan Ali, Muhammad Naeem Qazi. Gandharan Sculptures in the Peshawar Museum (Life Story of B ...click for details