Gandhara Grey Schist Fragment circa 2nd-3rd Century AD

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Seller: plardiwickantiques (414) 100%, Location: Gnosall, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 153657500403 Gandhara Grey Schist Fragment Ref: M758 Description Circa 2nd/3rd century AD.Part of a carved support for the throne of Buddha, depicting an Atlantid kneeling with hand raised, wings to the back.Carved in Schist, a medium grade metamorphic rock formed from mudstone or shale.Later loosely mounted on a hardwood stand. Gandhara art was a style of Buddist visual art that developed between the 1st and 7th centuries AD in ancient Gandhara, a region in the Peshamar basin in present day Afghanistan and Pakistan. See Christie's Grandharan Buddist Art sale no. 1953, New York 20th September 2007 for similar examples. Dimensions 18.5cm in height23cm in height with stand Condition Report Structurally sound.Obviously wear consistent with a artifact of this great age.Has been drilled and a thread inserted to the bottom for mounting purposes.There are a couple of minor surface stains of expoxy (to the back/front), presumably spilled when fixing the mounting thread. Could be removed, but I have left to avoid unnecessary surface damage. Please also refer to the photographs, they form part of the description Price £1250 + P&P Please note international buyers are responsible for any additional Customs/Import Duties which may be levied Condition: See main description, Colour: Grey, Material: Stone, Type: Fragment, Provenance: Ownership History Not Available

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