28 juin 2009

Three Gandharan heads of Buddha, Atlas and of a bodhisattva. 3rd, 4th/5th Century

A large Gandharan stucco head of Buddha. 4th/5th Century Elegantly modeled with a small urna between wide arching brows over heavy lidded downcast eyes, an aristocratic aquiline nose above a well-defined full mouth with a slight archaic smile, the hair composed of layered rows of tight spiral curls extending up over the prominent ushinisha, now mounted on a dark metal stand. . 14in (35.5cm) high. Estimate: $7,000 - 9,000 A Gandharan grey schist head of Atlas. 3rd Century Portraying King Atlas with a furrowed brow... [Lire la suite]