Lot 68. A Gandhara grey schist Buddha, 4th century; 40cm high. Sold for £9,800© 2020 Sworders.

the seated figure with legs crossed and his hands resting in his lap in Dhyana mudra, wearing a pleated sanghati, with loose scoop neck collar, his serene face with bow-shaped lips, downcast eyes, finely arched eyebrows, with pierced elongated ear lobes, wavy hair and ushnisha, with the remains of a halo, the front base carved with smaller figures of a bodhisattva with a turban and halo, flanked by kneeling disciples in a position of reverence.

Provenance: From a private collection since before 1920 and part of the property of Sir James Roll, who was a city financier who died in 1927, the present lot by descent to his wife Dame Emma Roll, who gave the item to her niece, Mrs Emma Allden, and thence by descent.

NoteFor a similar lot, see Bonhams, Hong Kong, 3 Oct 2017, lot 42 and Christie's, New York, 15 March 2017, lot 243.


A schist figure of BuddhaAncient region of Gandhara3rd-4th century; 99 cm (39 in.) high. Unsold at Bonhams, Hong Kong, 3 Oct 2017, lot 42. Courtesy Bonhams


A Gray schist Figure of a Seated Buddha, Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century.15 ¾ in. (40 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 56,250 at Christie's, New York, 15 March 2017, lot 243© Christie's Image Ltd 2017.

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