Lot 112. A Gandharan schist figure of a seated Buddha, 2nd-3rd century. Height 16 1/2 in., 42 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 17,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's
portrayed in dhyanasana on a cushioned plinth flanked by an adorant and a monk; his finely pleated sanghati draped over his broad shoulders forming a loop around his neck; his palms resting upon his lap, his face with deeply carved eyes and pursed lips bearing a serene, meditative expression, stand, 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. 81.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012