Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 14

Gandhara Female Deity, 2nd-3rd Century



Gandharan sculpture of a female deity executed in gray schist dating from the 2nd or 3rd century Posed in a downward gaze this figure of a sensual dancer bears her weight to her right leg with accentuated hips and exposed mid-riff. The delicate carving captures the subtle drapes of her traditional dress, Hellenic influenced features and following pinned back hair. Custom mounted on black wooden plinth.  Gandhara, one of 42 provinces of the Persian Achaemenian Empire (6th-4th century BCE) comprised Peshawar Valley, Buner, Swat, Bajaur, western Punjab and eastern Afghanistan. Here the Mahayana Buddhist sculptures - better known as Gandhara art - developed during 1-5 centuries CE. It is a mix of Hellenic and Indian influences, developed mainly during rule of the Kushans, with contributions from the Greeks, Scythians and Parthians. This art introduced Buddha's image and the iconography which was developed influenced Buddhist religious art across the world.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.09 in. (18 cm)Width: 1.97 in. (5 cm)Depth: 1.38 in. (3.5 cm)
  • Style
    Other (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2nd-3rd Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2102318608692

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $86.66 Express Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-6 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in London, United Kingdom
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2011
1stDibs seller since 2016
359 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
LAPADA - The Association of Arts & Antiques DealersInternational Confederation of Art and Antique Dealers' Associations
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Gandharan Stucco Head of the Buddha, 3rd-5th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A sublime Greco-Buddhist stucco head of the Buddha, ancient region of Gandhara, circa 3rd-5th century. A fragment of a larger statue, the Buddha's face is contemplative, with hea...

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Pakistani Figurative Sculptures



Group of Gandharan Carved Schist Sculptural Fragments, 3rd-5th Century
Located in Austin, TX
An interesting group of sculptural fragments from the ancient Kingdom of Gandhara, circa 3rd-5th century. The group consists of a triangular shaped fragment with an image of a monk ...

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Pakistani Antiquities



Chinese Six Dynasties Pottery Model of an Armored Horse, 3rd-4th Century
Located in Austin, TX
An extremely rare Chinese painted pottery model of an armored horse, Six Dynasties period (220-581 AD), TL tested by Oxford Authentication. The stocky war horse portrayed standing ...

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Antiquities



Roman Bust Sculpture, 2nd Century, Spain
Located in Girona, Spain
Roman bust sculpture. Made with marble. Metal base. 2nd century, Spain. Antique condition.

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Spanish Classical Roman Busts


Marble, Metal

Carved Marble 2nd Century Roman Bust
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
A 2nd century Roman bust of a young boy with curled long hair and classical dress. The nose is slightly preserved which adds to the busts character and is expected due to the age. Th...

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Roman Busts



Chinese Han Dynasty Silver-Decorated Garlic Head Bronze Hu Vase, 3rd Century BC
Located in Austin, TX
A gorgeous and striking late Warring States (475 to 221 BC) or early Han Dynasty (221 to 206 BC) cast bronze and silver-decorated garlic head hu vessel. Of elegant bottle form, w...

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Han Antiquities



Pair of Male and Female Brass Pheasants
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of male and female brass pheasants.

Antique Late 19th Century American Rococo Animal Sculptures



Chinese Western Han Dynasty Ash Glazed Hu Form Jar, 2nd-1st Century BC
Located in Austin, TX
A simple and elegant Chinese hu form storage jar with ash glaze, Western Han Dynasty (209 BC-9 AD). The storage vessel of classic hu form, with a globular body, tall neck, and la...

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Han Antiquities



The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery