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Gandharan Stucco Bodhisattva Head

Auction:
3212B
Lot:
271
Sold for:
$431$350

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 3212B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 22, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Gandharan Stucco Bodhisattva Head, Kushan, possibly 4th/5th century, the well carved face with heavy lidded eyes and full lips, the elaborate hair held together with an intricate ushnisha, ht. 7 in.

Provenance: Purchased in Karachi in the 1960s by an Edward Durell Stone architect, then by descent to the present owner.
Estimate $700-900

damage to the nose, chip with overall loses of stucco


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Keywords

Karachi, Ancient history of Afghanistan, Ancient history of Pakistan, Bodhisattva, Buddhism, Buddhism in Afghanistan, Buddhism in Pakistan, Buddhist culture, Gandhara, Indian religions, Kushan Empire, Religion, Ushnisha

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