**RARE** Authentic 5th Century A.D. Gandhara 犍陀罗 Bodhisattava Buddha Head

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Seller: acmer (88) 100%, Location: Klongsan District, BA, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 192890896027 100% authentic antique, 4-5th Century A.D. Greco Buddhism Artifact, Bodhisattva Head from the Ancient Gandhara/Gandharan Region. The item exhibits Bodhisattva Buddha head in appearance resembling the Greek God Apollo, with warm and kind face and smile. The item most likely came from northern area of present day Afghanistan where Hellenistic culture was strong (Indo-Greek kingdoms) before being dissolved by the arrival of Hunnic tribes in 5th century. Referred to the Book: The Art of Gandhara in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, starting from 4th Century A.D., silk road trade had shift from Pakistan area to Afghanistan area. In Afghanistan, as they were building new trading posts, new monasteries, they chose to build more statues with stucco than with carving stones. The style, craftsmanship, material, and aging of this item are genuine of the Gandharan. Height without stand 20 cm. Height with stand 27 cm. Original. Only Small Repair around the base being attached to stand. Shipping and Handling We will ship via EMS or UPS with tracking no. provided. Payment We accept PayPal only. Please make your payment within 7 days. Import Tax In buyer's country, buyer is responsible for the import duties, taxes, and charges. You can find more duty information at dutycalculator.com. We will write the sales price on the invoice unless you contact us. If you want us to declare differently or write lower cost on the invoice, please let us know when make your payment. Please understand that you may lose insurance coverage in that case. --------------------------- About Gandhara Gandhara was an ancient kingdom covering valley and plateau regions of Pakistan and northeastern Afghanistan. In 327 B.C, King Alexander the Great led the Greeks to conquer Persia and then Gandhara area. Then some of Alexander troops settled there and developed a remote Greek colony. Later, Kushan Empire took over the Gandhara area, with its peak of the empire during the reign of King Kanishka the Great, 127 AD.Gandhara was mentioned in various ancient Chinese records from Han to Tang Dynasty. Monk Xuan Zang of Tang Dynasty (618-906 A.D) recorded in the his renowned Journey to the West, about the Buddhist Kingdom in Today's northern Afghanistan. Gandhara was dissolved from 8th century AD (no more Buddhist artifacts were created) after waves of Hunnic and Muslim invasions. Material: Stucco

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