Lot 105. A Gandharan schist stupa drum panel fragment, 2nd-3rd century. Height 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cm. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 USD. Lot 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.
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. 83.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012