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A head of a Bodhisattva 'Maitreya'

A head of a Bodhisattva 'Maitreya'

Lot-Nr. 3 |

A head of a Bodhisattva 'Maitreya' | Result 3.500 €

Gandhara-region/Pakistan, 3rd/4th cent. Grey schist. Finely modelled facial expression and elaborate headdress. One of the elongate ears with earring. At the bottom mounted on a grey metal base. H. 30 cm. – A Gandhara head with similar headdress from the region of today's Peshawar is in the coll. of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (Inv. no. IM.4-1919). See also another example in the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (Inv. no. NGA 2006.855).

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