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Gandharan schist sculpture depicting Prince Siddharta (Buddha)

M175

£500.00

Out of stock

A carved grey schist relief fragment depicting Prince Siddharta (the future Buddha) seated in meditation and holding a begging bowl.

Culture
Central Asia, Gandhara, 2nd to 5th Century AD

Size
24.2 x 14.5 cms

Condition
Fragment as shown

Provenance
Ex. collection: Sir William Whitfield (1920-2019), St Helen Hall, St Helen Auckland, Co. Durham, UK; acquired in Pakistan during the 1950’s.

Sir William Whitfield was a prominent architect during the 1960’s and 1970’s, for further reading please see:
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/apr/03/sir-william-whitfield-obituary

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