Lot 104. A Gandharan schist architectural element with an elephant, 2nd-3rd century. Height 6 1/4 in., 16 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's
the richly caparisoned elephant lifting a bundle of leaves with its trunk, standing on a plinth with two protruding tangs beneath, base, Japanese wood box (3).
Provenance: Japanese Collection, acquired before the 1960s.
Literature: Sumino Irodori: Osaka Masaki Bijutsukan Sanjunentenjizuroku (Colors of Ink: Osaka Masaki Art Museum 30 Years Anniversary Exhibition), Nezu Museum, Tokyo, 1998, p. 61, cat. no. 82.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012