Ancient Panel Grey Schist Gandharan Sculpture of Hariti Cornucopia Horn

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Seller: patroclus2013 (2,169) 100%, Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland, Ships to: US, Item: 113940057883 A finely carved, grey schist relief panel representing the goddess Hariti from the Gandharan Empire. While often depicted as a woman surrounded by or nursing several children, here she holds a cornucopia in her left hand. Hariti is the goddess of protection for children, easy delivery, and happy child rearing. Stylistically, the attention to the drapery and the sinuous, wavy Mediterranean hair demonstrate a great classical Hellenistic influence. This sculpture is in good condition for its age , with signs of wear and loss of material in spots, notably the face. Please review pics for a better idea of condition. It measures~ 4 1/2" tall x 3 1/4" wide x 1 1/8" deep. Comes with a custom wooden stand glued to the back. "The Gandharan Empire made itself wealthy in part by controlling lucrative trade along the mountain passes between China in the East and the Near East and Mediterranean in the West; a great deal of this wealth went into local patronage of artisans and art. In the first century CE, Buddhism became fashionable amongst Gandharan elites, and the art produced at this time depicting the Buddha includes some of the most striking Buddhist images from the past. Their artistic tradition also reflects the conquest of Alexander the Great and the introduction of styles from all sides, blended into a uniquely Gandharan tradition, which this figure exemplifies." Condition: This sculpture is in good condition for its age , with signs of wear and loss of material in spots, notably the face. Please review pics for a better idea of condition., Material: Grey Schist

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