a superb Fondukistan bust of a woman .Fondukistan was a early medieval settlement and Buddhist monastery in Afghanistan, in the province of Parvān (Parwan) the first archaeological exploration there was not conducted until 1936, by Joseph Hackin of the Délégation archéologique française en Afghanistan (q.v.). A year later, in 1937, Jean Carl (also a member of the Délégation) carried out limited excavations on the site. The expedition conducted more a clearing of the site than excavations proper, yet it nonetheless uncovered magnificent monuments of art. The results were summarized in a short paper published by Hackin (1959).the style of the boddhisatva found there is richly bejeweled, wearing a diadem, earrings, bracelets, etc. These figures of Buddhas, Boddhisattvas, devata, princes, princesses, etc. are true masterpieces of Buddhist art .The genesis of this art form can be traced back to the art of Gandhāra and the Guptas. Also evident is the artistic influence of Sasanian Persia and of Central Asia, particularly of western and eastern Turkestan, where similar tendencies in the arts were manifest.
The Fondoqestān site is usually dated to the 7th century C.E. on the evidence of artistic style and numismatic finds, the oldest of which is from 689 C.E. (Göbl, p. 313-14). However, the shape and the decorations of the stupa suggest that the complex can be dated even earlier, around 6th-7th century C.E. The enigmatic smile of this figure is really attractive . a tl test by Qed laboratory confirms 1200 to 1700years the last terra cotta warming .3holes have been made :at the top of the hedress in the middle of the break of the arm in the torso .From a franch cooperant collection who just died at 88years old he spent his life chasing for gandhara art and sold to numerous museums and collectors .54cm