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Stone Fragment of Buddha Gandhara

Documentation Signed
Origin Pakistan
Period Pre 18th Century
Materials stone with pigment on wood base
W. 5.5 in; H. 11 in; D. 5.5 in;
W. 13.97 cm; H. 27.94 cm; D. 13.97 cm;
Condition Fair. antique fragment, surface and minor losses wear throughout, fading of pigment, as shown.Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
Creation Date 2-4th century
Description A carved stone Buddha head of Gandahara style, a fragment from a larger statue mounted on a display stand, circa 2-4th century. Gandhara is the name given to an ancient region or province invaded by Alexander the Great, who took Charsadda , near present day Peshawar in Pakistan and then marched eastwards across the Indus into Punjab in India and on as far as the Beas river (ancient Vipasa). This sculpture is carved with a distinctive Greco-Buddism art style heavily influenced by Hellenistic naturalistic aesthetics. The face still retains some pigments outlining the eyes, lips and neck. The back of the Buddha head is uneven, indicating it might be a high relief statue that was attached to a wall. On a display stand as shown. The head itself is 8' in height.
Styles / Movements Asian Art
Incollect Reference Number 391973
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