Gandhara Schist Sculpture of Buddha

SKU PF.3786
Circa

200 AD to 500 AD

Dimensions

18″ (45.7cm) high x 8.625″ (21.9cm) wide

Medium

Schist

Origin

Afghanistan

Gallery Location

USA


 

The very serene and noble face of this figure is framed by long wavy hair, upon which sits a coil of hair at the top of the head representing the fashion of the time. Folds of clothing sweep from the figure's right side expanding into a type of skirt with a broad belt or sash at the waist. An ornate collar is bordered by the thick bands of a necklace or pectoral, which contains two seated figures, like small children, facing each other. This statue is in the manner of a Buddha or Bodhisattva of the period, representing a holy person dressed in a nobleman's clothing. This combination of worldly and divine attributes creates a fascinating juxtaposition, especially when rendered by a master sculptor.

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