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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1332706 (stock #SA76)
Maklaiheung Gallery
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A small stucco head in excellent condition, it dates to the 4th or 5th centuries CE and comes originally from one of the Buddhist monastic complexes in what is now Northwestern Pakistan or Eastern Afghanistan. It is very expressively modelled, conveying a sense of all-knowing compassion and gentleness. In this it is quite different from the run-of-the mill Buddhas which convey distance and power. Much of its original polychrome decoration remains...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1332698 (stock #SA260)
Maklaiheung Gallery
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A large stucco head in very good condition, it dates to the 4th or 5th centuries CE and comes originally from one of the Buddhist monastic complexes in what is now Northwestern Pakistan or Eastern Afghanistan. The face is very skillfully modelled with arched eyebrows above heavy-lidded eyes, an aquiline nose and gently smiling lips. Like many of the best Gandharan stuccos it manages to convey both sensuality and the life of the spirit...