Lot 105. A Gandharan schist stupa drum panel fragment, 2nd-3rd century. Height 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cmEstimate 1,000 — 2,000 USDLot sold 1,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's

depicting in relief a monk at left; the Buddha’s protector Vajrapani at center and the Buddha at right, his palms raised in a gesture of blessing, Japanese wood box (2).

Provenance: Japanese Collection, acquired before the 1960s.

LiteratureSumino Irodori: Osaka Masaki Bijutsukan Sanjunentenjizuroku (Colors of Ink: Osaka Masaki Art Museum 30 Years Anniversary Exhibition), Nezu Museum, Tokyo, 1998, p. 61, cat. no. 83.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012