October 14, 2021 10:00 EST

Asian Arts

 
  Lot 159
 

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A group of four small stucco heads 石灰岩佛首一组四件
Gandhara, 4rd-5th Century 犍陀罗 四至五世纪

The two larger ones, a head of the Buddha and a bodhisattva with diadem, modeled in a serene expression, with a bow-shaped mouth and almond-shaped eyes beneath arched eyebrows, one smaller example modeled with thick moustache, the last with open mouth, curling hair and diadem; modern wood stands.

H: 6 1/2 in. (largest, without stand)

Property from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Giraud V. and Carolyn Foster, gift from a Director of Antiquities, Afghanistan, 1970.

Sold for $2,016
Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500


 

The two larger ones, a head of the Buddha and a bodhisattva with diadem, modeled in a serene expression, with a bow-shaped mouth and almond-shaped eyes beneath arched eyebrows, one smaller example modeled with thick moustache, the last with open mouth, curling hair and diadem; modern wood stands.

H: 6 1/2 in. (largest, without stand)

Property from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Giraud V. and Carolyn Foster, gift from a Director of Antiquities, Afghanistan, 1970.

NOTE: For another Stucco head, possibly from Hadda, Afghanistan, dated to late 4th-early 5th century, see "Fashioning the Divine, South Asian Sculpture at the Ackland Art Museum", Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2006, pp. 66-67, no. 8.

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