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Gandharan Column Capital Fragment with an Image of the Buddha

$19,000

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Masterfully carved with sweeping acanthus leaves, an image of the Buddha seated in in meditation, his hands in dhyana mudra, a halo behind him, and sheltered by overhanging leaves. His mustachioed face displays a sweet smile. His wavy hair tied in a high topknot covering his unisha. He wears lose robes which feature typical lush Greco-Roman drapery. The Kingdom of Gandhara, in modern day Pakistan and Afghanistan, is notable for producing some of the earliest images of the Buddha. The kingdom’s importance as an ancient crossroad is visible in the distinctive style that emerged, blending Indian, Greco-Roman and Parthian influences. Fitted on a custom Mid-Century wooden base.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 7 in. (17.78 cm)Width: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Depth: 7 in. (17.78 cm)
  • Style
    Hellenistic (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa First-Second Century AD
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Fragment of a larger column capital; minor losses to the tips of some leaves, otherwise very good condition for age.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU89471028896

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Located in Austin, TX

Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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