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Lot 8804: Very Rare Gandhara Fasting Buddha 2nd - 3rd Century

Est: $3,000,000 USD - $3,500,000 USDPassed
Simrit CollectionFebruary 26, 2024Port Alberni, BC, CA

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Gandhara sculptures refer to a distinctive style of ancient Buddhist art that flourished in the Gandhara region, located in present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan, during the first few centuries CE. These sculptures are a remarkable fusion of Hellenistic and Indian artistic traditions, reflecting the cultural exchange between the Greco-Roman world and the Indian subcontinent.Gandhara sculptures primarily depict Buddhist themes, particularly the life and teachings of the Buddha. The statues often depict the Buddha in human form, sitting or standing, in postures such as the meditative pose or the teaching gesture. These sculptures exhibit a strong influence from the classical Greek art of the Hellenistic period, characterized by realistic human forms, idealized facial features, and flowing drapery. These sculptures were not limited to religious contexts alone; they were also used to adorn monastic complexes, stupas, and other architectural structures. Today, the Gandhara sculptures are regarded as important historical and artistic treasures. Many of these sculptures can be found in museums around the world, including the Peshawar Museum in Pakistan, the National Museum in Delhi, India, and the British Museum in London. They serve as a tangible link to a fascinating period of cultural exchange and artistic fusion between the East and the West.Material: Grey SchistSize: 74 cm

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Simrit Collection
February 26, 2024, 11:00 AM PST

6118 Cottam Rd, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 8R9, CA

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