October 14, 2021 10:00 EST

Asian Arts

 
  Lot 158
 

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Two carved schist philae 片岩雕件两件
Possibly Gandhara, 2nd to 5th Century 或犍陀罗 二至五世纪

The larger carved with a man riding a lion-headed sea monster, the smaller one carved with a winged horse-like mythical beast, attached to plush backing, framed.

D: 4 1/2 in. (larger)

Property from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Giraud V. and Carolyn Foster, acquired prior to 1974.

Sold for $504
Estimated at $800 - $1,200


 

The larger carved with a man riding a lion-headed sea monster, the smaller one carved with a winged horse-like mythical beast, attached to plush backing, framed.

D: 4 1/2 in. (larger)

Property from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Giraud V. and Carolyn Foster, acquired prior to 1974.

NOTE: For other examples of this form, including dishes carved with men astride sea-monsters, dated to the first and second century, B.C., see Martin Lerner and Steven Kossak, "The Lotus Transcendent, Indian and Southeast Asian Art from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection", Worcester, Massachusetts, 1991, pp. 61-63, nos. 17-22; see also Sir John Marshall, "The Buddhist Art of Gandhara", Cambridge, 1960, pl 13, fig 15.

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