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Gandharan Gray Schist Stele

Auction:
3212B
Lot:
268
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 3212B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 22, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Gandharan Gray Schist Stele, Kushan period, possibly 2nd/3rd century, the narrative panel depicts the standing Buddha in the center with attendants to his left and right, all within an architectural surround of columns and lintels, lg. 16, ht. 9 1/2 in.

Provenance: Purchased in Karachi in the 1960s by an Edward Durell Stone architect, then by descent to the present owner.
Estimate $700-900

overall wear and loss to the stone


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Keywords

Karachi, Ancient history of Afghanistan, Ancient history of Pakistan, Buddhism, Buddhism in Afghanistan, Buddhism in Pakistan, Gandhara, Gautama Buddha, Indian religions, Kushan Empire, Religion, Yuezhi

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