GREY SCHIST FIGURE OF A STANDING BUDDHA


ST566 GREY SCHIST FIGURE OF A STANDING BUDDHA

GANDHARA

2ND – 3RD CENTURY

H. 33 CMS, 13 INS

A grey schist figure of Buddha with a benign, tranquil expression, the right hand raised in abhayamudra (the gesture of dispelling fear) and the left holding the hem of his robe, wearing a long sanghati with multiple folds, his head framed by a flame nimbus.

Price: £7,500=GBP [SALE PRICE £5,000]

For a similar standing Buddha in the British Museum, see cat. no. 10 in W. Zwalf, A Catalogue of the Gandhara Sculpture in the British Museum, London: British Museum Press, 1996.

Provenance: Private American collection.