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Lot 38C: Expressive Gandharan Stone Fragment of a Prince

Ancient / Ethnographic From Around The World

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

October 27, 2016

Louisville, CO, USA

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  • Expressive Gandharan Stone Fragment of a Prince
  • Expressive Gandharan Stone Fragment of a Prince
  • Expressive Gandharan Stone Fragment of a Prince
  • Expressive Gandharan Stone Fragment of a Prince
  • Expressive Gandharan Stone Fragment of a Prince
  • Expressive Gandharan Stone Fragment of a Prince
  • Expressive Gandharan Stone Fragment of a Prince
  • Expressive Gandharan Stone Fragment of a Prince
  • Expressive Gandharan Stone Fragment of a Prince
   
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Description: Pakistan and Afghanistan, Gandharan Empire, ca. 1st century CE. This is a unique, naturalistic carving of a human face with elaborate braided hair and headdress. The face is detailed and includes expressive eyes, an impressive set of eyebrows, and a dapper mustache over a full-lipped mouth. Gandharan sculpture is a blend of Greco-Roman realism and flowing design and Buddhist symbolism. Size: 2.4" W x 4.2" H (6.1 cm x 10.7 cm)

Provenance: Ex-private NYC collection

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#113985

Condition Report: This piece is a fragment, removed from a larger piece of sculpture. The face and hair are in excellent shape.

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