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A Gandhara Schist Head of a Devotee - H. 7.62 cm (3 inches) without mount

Lot reference 13071709
A Gandhara Schist Head of a Devotee - H. 7.62 cm (3 inches) without mount

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ca 1st century BC/AD - Afghanistan

Object: Statue
Culture: Gandhara
Historical Period: Gandhara
Century/ Timeframe: ca. 1st Century BC - 1st Century AD
Material: Schist
Dimensions (in cm): Height: 7.6 cm (3 inches)
Origin: Afghanistan

from a larger frieze of fine grey schist, the lavishly mustached head inclined to the left, and wearing an elaborate headdress.

Reference: Carolyn Woodford Schmidt "Aristocratic Devotees in Early Buddhist Art from Greater Gandhara: Characteristics, Chronology, and Symbolism", South Asian Stud 21 2005.

Dimensions: Width: 4 inches (10.16 cm), Height: 3 inches (7.62 cm ) without mount.

Condition: fragmentary, condition commensurate with age with minor loss to the nose, some mineral accretion especially inside the crevices, nicely carved and presents very well. Museum quality custom mount.

Provenance: Private Woodbury, Connecticut collection, acquired in the 1960's and then by descent.

Material: Grey schist
No export licenses required however this piece may be subject to import tax/duties.
Shipping method: USPS (including insurance).
The seller hereby guarantees the lot to be authentic, acquired by legal means and due diligence conducted to ensure stated provenance.
Reference: AS1408

Based in historic Georgetown, Washington DC, Sands of Time Ancient Art gallery offer a wide range of exceptional antiquities, carefully selected for their historical importance, intrinsic beauty and artistic value. All objects sold by Sands of Time are guaranteed for authenticity and provenance, and are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and related documentation. Our extensive collection includes museum-quality art in stone, bronze, pottery, glass and gold from ancient civilizations ranging from the ancient Near East and Egypt to the Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Byzantine, PreColumbian and Gandharan worlds.

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