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Jubilee Auction

by Stahl


346 lots with images

September 27, 2013

Graumannsweg 54

Hamburg, 22087 Germany

Phone: +49 40/343471

Fax: +49 40/3480432

Email: info@auktionshaus-stahl.de

A terracotta head of a buddha

Lot 1: A terracotta head of a buddha

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Description: A terracotta head of a buddha Gandhara-region/Pakistan, 3rd/4th cent. Terracotta with traces of a former painting. Finely drawn facial lines with benevolent and calm expression. At the bottom mounted to a wooden base. H. 36 cm. - The result of QED Laboratoire, Aix-en-Provence, thermoluminescence test no. QED1316/FC-0401 is consistent with the dating of this lot.

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A terracotta head of a buddha with curled hair

Lot 2: A terracotta head of a buddha with curled hair

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Description: A terracotta head of a buddha with curled hair Gandhara-region/Pakistan, 3rd/4th cent. Terracotta with traces of a former painting. Finely drawn facial lines with benevolent and calm expression. The curled hair running backwards in wavy lines. At the bottom mounted to a wooden base. H. 34 cm. - The result of QED Laboratoire, Aix-en-Provence, thermoluminescence test no. QED1316/FC-0402 is consistent with the dating of this lot.

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A head of a Bodhisattva 'Maitreya'

Lot 3: A head of a Bodhisattva 'Maitreya'

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Description: A head of a Bodhisattva 'Maitreya' Gandhara-region/Pakistan, 3rd/4th cent. Grey schist. Finely modelled facial expression and elaborate headdress. One of the elongate ears with earring. At the bottom mounted on a grey metal base. H. 30 cm. - A Gandhara head with similar headdress from the region of today's Peshawar is in the coll. of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (Inv. no. IM.4-1919). See also another example in the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (Inv. no. NGA 2006.855).

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A Buddha performing the Gesture of Knowledge

Lot 4: A Buddha performing the Gesture of Knowledge

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Description: A Buddha performing the Gesture of Knowledge Gandhara-region/Pakistan, 2nd-4th cent. Grey schist. Seated Buddha in long flowing robe, backed by a large nimbus. His hands performing the Gesture of Knowledge (Vajra Mudra). On a black metal stand. H. 41,5 cm.

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A rare Gandhara head of a 'Fasting Buddha'

Lot 5: A rare Gandhara head of a 'Fasting Buddha'

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Description: A rare Gandhara head of a 'Fasting Buddha' Gandhara-region/Pakistan, 3rd/4th cent. Grey schist. Exquisitely carved head of a fasting Buddha with deep-set eyes and plastically emaciated neck. Detailedly worked beard, the curly hair dressed to a central knot (ushnisha).The head backed by a large nimbus. At the bottom mounted to a black lackquered wooden base. H. 36 cm. - The life-size measurements and the extraordinary quality of the piece suggests that it once was part of an overwhelming statue. See a smaller head in the coll. of the British Museum, London (Inv. Asia OA 1907.12-28.1, Lit.: Zwalf, A Catalogue of the Gandhara Sculpture in the British Museum, London 1996, vol. I, p. 171 and plate VIII). The full beard and the mild facial expression take away the harshness of the emaciated physiognomy. Herein it shows a close resemblance to the preserved Fasting Buddha in the Lahore Museum, Pakistan. See: Masterpieces of the Lahore Museum, Lahore 2006, p. 125.

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