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A fine over-life size bust of Buddha Shakyamuni, Gandhara region, 2nd-3rd century. Photo Nagel

The superbly sculpted head displaying a serene expression with heavy lidded downcast eyes below slightly arched eyebrows that run into his nose-bridge, carved circular cavity at his forehead originally inlaid with a rock crystal bead, smiling lips, elongated earlobes, his wavy hair combed backwards over head and ushnisha and a section of his neck still visible. H. 53 cm. Estimate 80 000 - 120 000 €

Provenance: Acquired by the present owner on the London market, in the mid 1990's.

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A fine and rare grey schist figure of Hariti, Gandhara, 2nd-3rd century. Photo Nagel

seated elegantly in European fashion on a stepped throne, its rim carved with a geometric design, a stool placed on the lower part on which rests her left foot, her left hand holds the horn of plenty full of fruit while his animal-shaped head is supported by her lap, her right arm broken, wearing pleated garment leaving one breast bare and falling over her legsjustrevealing her feet, bejewelled, her head slightly turned to the right facing originally a child of which one hand is still visible against her right knee, displaying a serene expression with downcast eyes, smiling lips, elongated earlobes with ear ornaments, her wavy hair combed backwards and secured with a shped hat and head-halo behind. H. 70 cm. Estimate 50 000 - 70 000 €

Provenance: Acquired by the present owner on the London market, in the mid 1990's.

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A fine grey schist figure of a Bodhisattva, Gandhara region, 2nd-3rd century. Photo Nagel

the head finely sculpted with a serene expression, the downcast heavy lidded eyes below slightly arched eyebrows that run into his nose-bridge, urna at the forehead, smiling lips, broken elongated earlobes, his hair coiffed in a chignon decorated with an elaborate turban secured with various strings decorated with rectangular and floral ornaments. H. 19 cm. Estimate 20 000 - 30 000 €

Provenance: Acquired by the present owner on the London market, in the mid 1990's.

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A fine grey schist figure of a Bodhisattva, Gandhara region, 2nd-3rd century. Photo Nagel

seated with legs crossed on a throne covered with a blanket, both hands in dhyanamudra resting on his lap, clad in a pleated dhoti, scarf draped around his left shoulder and encircling his arms bejewelled, his face displaying a serene epression with downcast eyes belowarched eyebrows, urna, his hair coiffed in a a chignon and covered with a turban decorated with some medallions and head halo behind. H. 53,5 cm.Wood base. Estimate 8 000 - 12 000 €

Property of a South American private collection.

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A grey schist figure of a Bodhisattva, Gandhara region, 2nd-3rd century. Photo Nagel

 standing with the legs slightly apart, clad in a pleated dhoti, scarf draped around his body falling bandoleer his chest, bejewelled, his face sculpted with downcast eyes, urna, moustache above his lips, elongated earlobes with ear rings, his hair coiffed in a a chignon decorated with swaying pearled strings and head halo behind carved i shallow relief with lotus petalswithin a geometric border. H. 39,5 cm. Estimate 6 000 -10 000 €

Property of a noble private collecion purchased before 1930.

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A grey schist figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Gandhara region, 2nd-3rd century. Photo Nagel

standing in slight tribhanga on a lotus base with his right knee trusted forward, his right arm broken while his left hand is lowered down grasping a section of his pleated mantle covering both shoulders, his inner garment falling in pleats around his feet, his face sculpted with serene expression with alond-shaped eyes below arhed eyebrows that run into his nose-bridge, his wavy hair combed back over head and ushnisha and a section of his head-halo still present. H. 59,5 cm. Estimate 5 000 - 8 000 €

Property of an important European private collection.

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A grey schist figure of a Bodhisattva, Gandhara region, 2nd-3rd century. Photo Nagel

H. 34 cm, seated with legs crossed on a throne with his right hand in abhayamudra while the left rests on his lap, clad in a pleated dhoti, scarf draped over shoulders and encircling both arms,bejewelled, his face displaying a serene expression with downcast eyes, urna, smiling lips, his wavy hair combed backwards over both head and ushnisha secured with a pearled string and head halo behind. H. 34 cm. Estimate 3 000 -5 000 €

Property of an important European private collection.

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A grey schist head of a female figure, Gandhara region, 2nd-3rd century. Photo Nagel

her face sculpted with a serene expression showing downcast eyes below slightly arched eyebrows that run into her nose-bridge, smiling lips, elongated earlobes with earrings, her hair intricately coiffed in a chignon secured with a double ribbondouble and a beaded necklace around her neck.

Provenance: Acquired by the present owner on the London market, in the mid 1990's.

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A grey schist frieze, Gandhara region, 2nd-3rd century. Photo Nagel

the frieze carved in deep relief with a scrolling vine framing the bust of a female figure, clad in a robe, both hands facing the viewer, her face displaying a serene expression and her hair coiffed in a chignon. Size: 13,2 x 24 cm. Estimate 1 000 - 1 500 €

Provenance: Acquired by the present owner on the London market, in the mid 1990's.

Property of an important European private collection.

Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". 7.5.2014 - http://www.auction.de/