Lot 113. A small Gandharan schist figure of a seated Buddha, 2nd-3rd century. Height 10 3/4 in., 27.3 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 9,375 USD. Photo Sotheby's
portrayed on an upturned lotus clad in a finely pleated sanghati draped over his right shoulder; his face framed by a fragmentary halo; his now missing palms displaying dharmachakra mudra with a kneeling adorant on his right, 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. 84.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012