ST566 GREY SCHIST FIGURE OF A STANDING BUDDHA
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.