Gandharan grey schist head of a manM171
A carved grey schist relief fragment depicting the head of a noble or prince with a finely clipped beard and elaborate head-dress.
Central Asia, Gandhara, 2nd or 3rd Century AD
5.6 x 6.4 cms
Fragment as shown
Ex. collection: Sir William Whitfield (1920-2019), St Helen Hall, St Helen Auckland, Co. Durham, UK; acquired in Pakistan during the 1950’s.
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