Lot 68 (Asian Art - Live Online, 28th May 2020)

A Gandhara grey schist Buddha

A Gandhara grey schist Buddha,
4th century, the seated figure with legs crossed and his hands resting in his lap in Dhyana mudra, wearing a pleated sanghati, with loose scoop neck collar, his serene face with bow-shaped lips, downcast eyes, finely arched eyebrows, with pierced elongated ear lobes, wavy hair and ushnisha, with the remains of a halo, the front base carved with smaller figures of a bodhisattva with a turban and halo, flanked by kneeling disciples in a position of reverence,
40cm high

For a similar lot, see Bonhams, Hong Kong, 3 Oct 2017, lot 42 and Christie's, New York, 15 March 2017, lot 243.

Provenance: From a private collection since before 1920 and part of the property of Sir James Roll, who was a city financier who died in 1927, the present lot by descent to his wife Dame Emma Roll, who gave the item to her niece, Mrs Emma Allden, and thence by descent.

犍陀罗 四世纪 片岩佛造像

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Sold for £9,800

Condition report

Right eyebrow and nose restored.
Cracks, knocks and chips to edges.


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Auction: Asian Art - Live Online, 28th May 2020

The current pandemic does not seem to have affected the Asian Art market with prices and interest remaining strong. 

We are pleased to include in our forthcoming Asian Art sale an extraordinary kesi scroll, the magnificent embroidery depicting the celebration of the birthday of Queen Mother of the West.  We also include the wonderful embroidery collection of Mr and Mrs Leitch, who lived in China from the late 19th century to the 1930s and a fabulous collection of Yixing zisha teapots and Japanese woodblock prints in the sale. 

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