A GREY SCHIST FIGURE OF MAITREYA
20.000 € - 30.000 €
Description:Ancient Gandhara Region, 2nd/3rd Ct.
H. 53 cm (o.S.)
Seated in vajrasana on throne covered with a blanket, both hands resting on his lap in dhyanamudra holding a cup, wearing dhoti, scarf draped over his left shoulder, bejewelled, his face displaying a serene expression with downcast eyes below arched eyebrows running into the nose-bridge, raised urna at his forehead, smiling lips, elongated earlobes with ear-ornaments, his hairdo combed in a chignon secured with a tiara and a halo behind his head.
From an old South-German private collection, in family possession since the 1970s
Partly traces of age, small chips, mounted