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Gandhara Grey Schist Head of Buddha, 2nd/3rd Cent AD

Gandhara Grey Schist Head of Buddha, 2nd/3rd Cent AD


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1034826
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Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
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Zurich, Switzerland

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$ 3300

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. Grey schist. 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 (data will be provided to the buyer)