Exceptional Gandharan Stucco Buddha - 4th Century AD. A magnificent, over lifesize Gandharan sculpture of Buddha, dating to the 4th Century AD. Gandharan stucco sculpture rarely comes more beautiful than this sensuously modelled artwork. Depicted with large, heavy lidded eyes, aquiline nose and plump red lips, this wonderful work of devotional art exudes serene, otherworldly beauty. So-called Gandharan Sculpture was produced in parts of modern-day India, Pakistan and Afghanistan from the first century AD. In the second century BC these areas were ruled by the Graeco-Bactrians, the farthest flung people of the Greek World, who brought with them the beautiful Hellenistic Greek Artistic tradition. This tradition became incorporated into the art of the region, resulting in a beautiful kind of "Graeco-Buddhist" Art from the 1st to the 3rd Centuries AD.
- Price: $80,000.00 - In stock