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Ancient Greek - Buddhist Gandharan Stucco Head Sculpture For Sale
A rare,andgenuine ancient Gandharansculpture, dating to approximately 300 A.D.
A beautiful and powerful ancient Gandharan stucco head of a Bodhisattva, or enlightened being. Verynicely modeled, thefacial features sensitively carved,betraying Greek influence.
So-called Gandharan Sculpture was produced in parts of modern-day India, Pakistan and Afghanistan from the first century A.D. In the second century B.C. these areas were ruled by the Graeco-Bactrians, the farthest flung people of the Greek World, who brought with them the beautiful Hellenistic Greek Artistic tradition. This tradition became incorporated into the art of the region, resulting in a kind of "Graeco-Buddhist" Art from the 1st to the 3rd Centuries AD.
Height of head:7 1/4inches.
Height including stand:10inches.
Condition: Excellent. Possible minor restorations, as is common with genuine Gandharan stucco art. Mounted as shown.
Ex. Collection of a London gentleman, Mr. M.Butt.
Mr. Butt had a scholarly interest in Gandharan art and acquired a considerable collection from the London market in the 1950's- 1980's. This collection was recently sold on the London market, with ArtAncient purchasing a number of pieces.
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Ancient Greek - Buddhist Gandharan Stucco Head Sculpture: $560