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Gandharan stucco head - Stucco - Important Gandharan stucco head - Pakistan - 3th - 5th century AD

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Good condition, see description - 27×21×27 cm

Object: Gandharan stucco head
Material: Stucco
Period: 3th - 5th century AD
Region/ Country of origin: Pakistan
Title of artwork: Important Gandharan stucco head
Condition: Good condition, see description
Dimensions: 27×21×27 cm


Important Gandharan stucco head
Taxila, Gandhara, Pakistan, 300-500 AD

Size head : 27 cm

Provenance : private collection, Paris

À slightly larger than life-size stucco head, this sensitive rendition of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni displays powerful patrician features, with heavily lidded almond-shaped eyes under high arching brows, and full lips. His heart-shaped face framed by elongated, pierced ears, and wavy hair pulled back. the use of stucco, the treatment of the hair and the distinct facial features all indicate a Taxila origin.

Exhibited during Parcours des Mondes, Masken september 2015 Paris.
Published in the book Masken on page 106--107.

Similar head, Christie's
Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art, NY, 18 March 2015 lot 4001, collection Rita Perry.


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